Words fall short when we talk about the great poet-cum-lyricist Gulzar. Sampurnan Singh Kalra popularly known as Gulzar turned 89 today.
The world appreciates him for his phenomenal contribution to Indian cinema, be it for his songs or as a film director. The poet has not yet revealed the reason behind his love for white color, but we can guess that the serenity of white color attracts the poet to it.
Gulzar was born in present day Pakistan. Gulzar was born in Dina in Jhelum district of British India. After partition, Dina was included in Pakistan.
Gulzar was a car mechanic during his college days. He worked part-time at a motor garage, where he was given the job of mixing paint. He took up the job as he got enough time to read books. His love for literature was admirable.
Many of you may not know that Gulzar’s family wanted him to take up a regular job, as they felt that a writer could not earn enough to sustain himself, but they were proud of his choice to become a writer. He struggled a lot to become who he is today.
He had a great addiction to detective novels, but after reading Rabindranath Tagore’s novel ‘The Gardener’, he developed an interest in a different kind of writing. It was a game changing event in his life.