Mumbai: Film celebrities like Asha Bhosle and Prakash Raj Saturday congratulated veteran lyricist Gulzar for being chosen to receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
"Congratulations to Gulzarji for getting Dadasaheb Phalke Award," Asha, who has sung songs like "Mera kuch saaman", "Chhoti si kahaani se" and "Filhaal", penned by the writer, posted on microblogging site Twitter.
The announcement that Gulzar, whose real name is Sampooran Singh Kalra, will be feted with the award for 2013, was made by the ministry of information and broadcasting Saturday.
IANS tried to contact the lyricist at his residence here, but the person who attended the call said Gulzar was busy answering a barrage of congratulatory calls.
The Twitter world was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the multi-faceted talent who has dabbled in direction, screen writing, production and poetry and in writing memorable lyrics for songs galore.