Happy Birthday Gulzar Saab: As the wordsmith turns 86

Happy Birthday Gulzar Saab

Born Sampoorna Singh Kalra, the multi-hyphenated artiste Gulzar has given an entire nation a new vocabulary to love and live with. The man who began his journey with Mera Gora Rang Lei Le (Bandini, 1963) continues to charm generation after generation with his brilliance almost six decades later.

Gulzar celebrates his 86th birthday on Tuesday. He is a Padma Bhushan awardee and has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award. Apart from winning a Grammy as well as an Oscar for his song, Jai Ho for Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Gulzar also has five National Film Awards and 21 Filmfare Awards to his credit.


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