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Happy Birthday Gulzar: 9 enchanting poems and couplets by legendary poet to soothe your soul

The legendary lyricist and noted writer Gulzar aka Sampooran Singh Kalra turns 84 today.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 18, 2018 11:15 IST ]
Gulzar's lyrics are answers to all questions

The legendary poet Gulzar who turns 84 today is a magician of words. No one in the entire Bollywood can portray myriad of emotions so effectively and yet so charmingly by playing with words. Heartbreak, love, despair or void, his lines are warm enough to cure our inner self. Striking straight at the heart, Gulzar sa'ab's poetry lingers in mind.

Born in Jhelum district (now Pakistan), Sampoorn Singh Kalra whom we now know by his pen name Gulzaar flee from his house to be a writer against his family's wishes. On reaching Mumbai he worked in a garage but his struggle to become a writer continued. Bimal Roy gave him the first break, "more gora ang leyi le" from his debut film 'Bandini' is one of the epic songs and the rest is the history.

Here are the soul-stirring lines by Padma Bhushan award winning lyricist Gulzar that instantly take you to the other world.

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Gulzaar shayri

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Gulzaar shayri

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Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

India Tv - Gulzaar shayri

Gulzaar shayri

Have we left you craving for more? So, here's one more gem in an attempt to satiate you, "Shaayar banna bahut aasaan hai.. Bas ek adhoori mohabbat ki mukammal degree chahiye."

Read Also: Gulzar Birthday Special: 5 amazing facts you probably didn't know about the legendary poet

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