Gulzar

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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and director. He primarily writes in Hindustani (Hindi-Urdu) and Punjabi; besides several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari.

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He is still the most relevant poet in the Hindi film industry, to say the least. Sampooran Singh Kalra’s Midas touch can make any song rise above the ordinary.
His euphonious poetry barely needs an introduction. And if the same becomes the binding fabric of his equally engaging stories in a narrative form, the performance is sure to be a visual treat.
Of all the Bollywood films that have released this year, and the ones yet to release over the next five months, many are either remakes of regional films or Hollywood hits, if not sequels to previous blockbusters or book adaptations.
Of the Bollywood films that have released this year, and the ones yet to hit theatres over the next five months, many are either remakes of regional films or Hollywood hits.
The music industry has reacted strongly to the recent comment by Leela Samson, chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), in which she has said that it is the responsibility of veteran lyricists to protest against the vulgar lyrics being used in songs currently.
Over the years, he has written poetry, stories and directed award-winning films. But Gulzar has decided that he wants to focus on writing now, and will not direct any more movies.
In a unique partnership of sorts, actor Ajay Devgn recited words written by veteran writer, poet and lyricist Gulzar.
Poet and film personality Gulzar has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. He has spent over 50 years in the Hindi film industry and has contributed as a lyricist, dialogue writer, screen play writer and director.
Congratulations are in order for you Gulzar sahab and naturally so. A big one from me and my family. It’s time for you to live up to the success that you’ve well earned, says Lata Mangeshkar.
Few in Indian cinema today can claim to be called a legend, as rightfully as Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar does. The 77-year-old Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner of this year, charmed one and all with his quick wit and mesmerising poetry during a recent visit to HT City.

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