Saturday, February 5, 2011

How a poem is born - Gulzar.. (english translation by Pawan K Verma)

Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1936), better known by his pen name Gulzar is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindi-Urdu, but has also written in Punjabi, several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khadiboli, Haryanvi and Marwari.
Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts, and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has also won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards in various categories. In 2009, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho" in the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

Facebook page, Gulzar ji


  1. i love Gulzar... he uses so day to day colloquial words in such a beautiful way that at times you think, aisa main kyon nahin soch payi..

    1. Absolutely true Richa di.. Gulzar Sahab is a gem..


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