At a time when our music industry has merely been reduced to a marketing tool, Irshad Kamil's songs give us some much-needed solace. He captures the feeling of the new generation and reintroduces words like Matargashti. One of the most successful lyricist of Bollywood, Kamil has a PhD in Hindi poetry and his book "Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka" is immensely popular among lovers of Urdu poems.

Had it not been for Irshad Kamil, we wouldn't have got these 20 extraordinary songs that are very much a part of our everyday life.

Amazing designs by Disha Bhanot.