Not many of us know that writings of Sufi saints and mystic poets, who lived centuries ago, have left an indelible impression on our music industry. Their poems and songs, on spiritual love and oneness with God, have inspired many lyricists of our time.   

Here are 11 poems by some of the greatest philosophers and mystic poets that have been used in popular Bollywood songs.  

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