The most celebrated and my most favourite poet, lyricist, writer and film director – Gulzar Saab, as he is fondly addressed, has his birthday today. His poetry touches a chord with one and all, he writes for everyone, captures inherent emotions of life and stitches them in beautiful verses. He digs the deepest emotions, artistically, simplistically, universally and truthfully!
Whether it was Bandini’s “Mora Gora Ang Lai le” or Aandhi’s “Tum aa gaye ho” “Kajra Re, Kajra Re” “Bechara Dil Kya kare” “Dil hoom hoom kare” “Humne dekhi hai un aankhon” “Ruke ruke se kadam baar baar chale” “Yaara Sili, sili” “Chappa chappa charkha chale” “aane waala kal” “Hazaar rahen mud ke dekhi” “Mera Kuch Saman” “Humko man ki shakti dena” “Tujhse Naaraz nahin Zindagi” “chaiyan chaiyyan” or the latest “Ae watan, mere watan” and so many others, are true literary gems. I love all his songs, poetry, lyrics and films. I have not missed even a single film of his…
He has always been my favourite, and God granted my wish many years ago when my daughter Tanya was born on August 18, sharing her birthday with none other than Gulzar Saab. She chose a creative field and is following her creative pursuits. Thus, making the day truly special for all of us. I take a lot of pride that she shares her birthday with him. Gulzar weaves magic with his words, maybe she gets to weave magic with her designs. She too shines like him in her creative & artistic endeavors.
He has penned down many emotional and sentimental lyrics for films like Mere Apne, Bandini, Ashirwad, Anand, Namak Haram, Khoobsurat, Rudaali, Slumdog Millionnaire, Rajneeti, Raazi and many more. He made his directorial debut with “Mere Apne” and directed many landmark films like Aandhi, Parichay, Khoshboo, Kinara, Mausam, Koshish, Libaas, Macchis and Hu Tu Tu.
Can anyone else match his histrionics when it comes to writing and directing? No one!
He received a “Grammy Award” for the best song written for Motion Picture’s Slumdog Millionaire Jai Ho.
Gulzar Saab loves sketching, writing, painting and travelling…Tanya shares all her hobbies with him.
Happy Birthday, Gulzar Saab…
Happy Birthday Tanya…
Aap Jiyen Hazaron Saal!
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Blessings to Tanya on her special day. May she grow from strength to strength and her talent be appreciated far and wide
Stay blessed always Bienu.
Thanks for you lovely wishes, you are the first one to wish her today morning on her special day…
You are truly a wonderful mom, undoubtedly..expressing your emotions so beautifully.. Many many happy of the day dear Tanya.. May you always shine in life..