The IIFA Best Lyricist Award is chosen by the viewers and the winner is announced at the actual ceremony.
The award is given in the current year but the winner is awarded for the previous year.
Javed Akhtar has the most wins with 6 awards.
The winners are listed below:
|2018||Manoj Muntashir||Baadshaho- "Mere Rashke Qamar"|
|2017||Amitabh Bhattacharya||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – "Channa Mereya"|
|2016||Varun Grover||Dum Laga Ke Haisha – "Moh Moh Ke Dhaage"|
|2015||Manoj Muntashir||Ek Villain - "Galliyan"|
|2014||Mithoon||Aashiqui 2 - "Tum Hi Ho"|
|2013||Amitabh Bhattacharya||Agneepath - "Abhi Mujh Main Kahin"|
|2012||Irshad Kamil||Rockstar - "Nadaan Parindey"|
|2011||Niranjan Iyengar||My Name Is Khan - "Sajda"|
|2010||Swanand Kirkire||3 Idiots - "Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh"|
|2009||Javed Akhtar||Jodhaa Akbar - "Jashn-E-Bahara"|
|2008||Javed Akhtar||Om Shanti Om - "Main Agar Kahoon"|
|2007||Prasoon Joshi||Rang De Basanti - "Rubaroo"|
|2006||Gulzar||Bunty Aur Babli - "Kajra Re"|
|Swades - "Pal Pal Hai Bhari" |
Murder - "Bheege Hont"
|2004||Javed Akhtar||Kal Ho Naa Ho - "Kal Ho Naa Ho"|
|2003||Nusrat Badr||Devdas - "Dola Re"|
|2002||Javed Akhtar||Lagaan - "Radha Kaise Na Jale"|
|2001||Javed Akhtar||Refugee - "Panchi Nadiya Pawan Ke"|
|2000||Anand Bakshi||Taal - "Ishq Bina"|
"Mere Rashke Qamar" (Urdu: میرے رشک قمر; Hindi: "मेरे रश्के क़मर") is a ghazal-qawwali written by Urdu poet Fana Buland Shehri and composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. It was first performed in 1988 by Khan, and popularized by him and his nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan several times in different concerts.Ramajogayya Sastry
Ramajogayya Sastry Darivemula (born 24 August 1970) is an Indian film lyricist, known for his works in Telugu cinema.Tere Naam
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