Gulzar has given Urdu a whole other jargon to cherish and live with. The man who started his excursion with Mera Gora Rang Lei Le (Bandini, 1963) keeps on beguiling a great many ages with his splendor just about six decades later.
Gulzar had once expressed that the reason he stays relevant after decades of writing by feeling the pulse of the nation. Being master of Urdu doesn’t interest me, being part of the global society does, breathing hope into that society matters to me. Have a look how Gulzar beautifully describes life.
Its was his passion of literature a recipient of many prestigious awards and honours including Padma Bhushan awardee. He has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award. He also won a Grammy, Oscar for his song, Jai Ho for Slumdog Millionaire. It doesn’t end here, the maestro also has five National Film Awards and 21 Filmfare Awards to his credit.
As Gulzar celebrates his 86th birthday on Tuesday, here is a look at some of his most popular writings that are relevant to all ages.