Gulzar (pen name) or Sampooran Singh Kalra (Born: August 18, 1934), is an Indian film director, lyricist and poet. Born in Jhelum District in British India (now in Pakistan) his family moved to India after partition. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award. He also wrote the theme song for Motu Patlu, an Indian animated sitcom. Gulzar also wrote poetry, dialogues and scripts. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s and the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993.
Some of his Shayari's:
Lagta hai aaj zindagi kuch khafa hai,
Chaliye choriye, Kaunsi pehli dafa hai
Jab bhi dil ye udaas hota hai,
Jaane kaun aas paas hota hai
Koi waada nahi kiya lekin,
Kyun tera intezaar rehta hai
Kabhi toh chaunk ke dekhe koi humari taraf,
Kisi ki aankh mei humko bhi intezaar dikhe.
Waqt rehta nahi kahi tik kar,
aadat iss ki bhi aadmi si hai.
Kaun kehta hai hum jhooth nahi bolte,
Ek baar khairiyat toh pooch ke dekhiye.
Thoda sukoon bhi dhoondiye janab,
Yeh zarooratein toh kabhi khatam nahi hongi.