Gulzar Poetry - Sampooran Singh Kalra was born on 18 August 1934 in a Kalra Sikh family in Dena, Jhelum. As he grew up to be a poet he preferred his pen name Gulzar Deenvi and later simply Gulzar. Dating back to his school years, he once encountered two translations of the works of Tagore which Gulzar recounts as one of his life’s turning points. Gulzar Poetry is heavily influenced by the rendezvous of routine life and struggling times. After partition, he had to quit studies while migrating to Pakistan and having to support his family, financially.
Henceforth, Sampooran took up many small jobs in Mumbai to eke out a living, including one at a garage at Vichare motors on Bellasis road. There he used to touch up accident-damaged cars by mixing shades of paint, or in his own words "I had a knack for colors". In an interview with Rajyasabha TV, he recounted enjoying his work as a painter as it allowed him a lot of time to simultaneously read, write, attend college and be involved with the PWA (Progressive writers association). Starting his poetry career, He was rebuked by his father but in which world can a poet be ceased. Janab Gluzar says,
“Aadmi bulbula hai paani ka,
aur yeh paani be behti sat’eh par toot’ta bhi hai, doobta bhi hai phir ubharta bhi hai.
Aur phir se behta hai. “
Talking about his overall career attempts, Gulzar has achieved a position of well-celebrated Indian poet, lyricist, writer, and film director. He got his first break as a lyricist in Bimal Roy's Bandini (1963). A few of his films as a writer include Do Dooni Chaar (1968), Khamoshi (1970), and Safar (1970) Anand (1971), Guddi (1971), Bawarchi (1972), Namak Haraam (1973), . Gulzar made his directorial debut with Mere Apne (1971).
Gulzar Sahab is an highly acclaimed Indian Urdu poet who has been associated with Bollywood industry since two decades. Gulzar Sahab poetry is deep and heart touching and soothing to conscience ears.
Gulzar Ghazal & Nazms usually comprises of Urdu and Punjabi languages along with several dialects of Hindi. His popular work includes Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. Gulzar Shayari is in Triveni type of verses.
His poems comprise of three published formats namely Chand Pukhraaj Ka, Raat Pashminey Ki and Pandrah Paanch Pachattar. He has also written some interesting short stories that are published in Raavi-paar and Dhuan. Recently as a part of peace campaign between India and Pakistan Gulzar wrote “Nazar Main Rehte Ho", recorded in the melodious voices of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shankar Mahadevan. Gulzar Ghazals include Jagjit Singh’s Marasim and Koi Baat Chale.
His book of stories for children called Ekta received an award from the National Council for Education, Research and Training. Recognizing his decent contribution to Urdu literature and Hindi Cinema, Gulzar Sahab was awarded “Dadasaheb Phalke Award”, the highest award in Indian cinema.
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