Happy Birthday Gulzar: Lesser-known Facts about Sampooran Singh Kalra

Happy Birthday Gulzar: Lesser-known Facts about Sampooran Singh Kalra
Happy Birthday Gulzar: Lesser-known Facts about Sampooran Singh Kalra

Happy Birthday Gulzar: Sampooran Singh Kalra is celebrating his 85th birthday, who is an Indian Film Director, Lyricist, and Poet, of his era, also the modern time. Gulzar was born in Jhelum District in British India (now in Pakistan), on August 18, 1934. He along with the family moved to India after the partition. Gulzar began his career with the Music Director SD Burman, as a lyricist from the film Bandini in 1963. Also, Gulzar has worked with several music directors including RD Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj, and AR Rahman.

The legendary Gulzar was awarded the  Padma Bhushan in 2004, the third civilian award in India. Also, he bagged the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the biggest award in the Indian Film industry. Likewise, Gulzar has won Indian National Film Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award, and one Grammy Award as well. Few of the people know the theme song of the popular Indian animated Sitcom— Motu Patlu is written by Gulzar.

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Gulzar has written poetry, dialogues, and scripts. Also, he has directed the film which includes Aandhi, Mausam in the late 1970s. Likewise, he directed the famous TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. In 1993, he also directed the film Kirdaar. “Jab Bhi Dul Yeh Udas Hota Hai, Jaane Kaun Aas Paas Hota hai, Koi Waada Nahi Kiya Lekin, Kyun Tera Intezaar Rehta hai”, one of his pieces, which makes you mesmerize and keep listening to him. Here’s wishing Happy Birthday Gulzar.

-PTC News