Sampooran Singh Kalra who was known as Gulzar Sahab turns 86 today. He was born in Dina which is in the Punjab state during British time. He was a famous Poet, Author, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Film Director and Producer.
His quotations gained immense love all over the country. He has directed some really good films until 1999. He started his career as a lyricist in 1963 and worked with many famous music directors including A R Rahman and he still continues to be a lyricist.
He has won 36 awards and honours including the highest award of Indian cinema the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan, the Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu. He also won one Grammy and one Academy Award, 21 Filmfare Awards and many other National Awards from the start of his career.
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