Gulzar won an Oscar today along with AR Rehman.To be fair to myself this is not a review but just a tribute to the great poet we have all loved for half a century now.
The book is called Selected Poems – Gulzar and it is published by penguin under Penguin Poetry collection.Some great mindscapes and some very profound thoughts wrapped up beautifully in an impeccable bouquet of words.
A must read for all lovers of Urdu and Hindi poetry.
Little interesting facts :
1.Gulzar is the pen name of Sampooran singh Kalra
2.Gulzar is married to film actress Raakhi
3.His first hindi movie was Bimla Rpys Bandini
4.One of his most famous songs “Dil Dhoondhta hai Phir wohi” takes its opening line from a Ghazal by Mirza Ghalib.
दिल ढूंढता है फिर वही फुर्सत के रात दिन
बैठे रहें तस्सवुर ए जाना किए हुए ……..
You can read some of his works on my blog by searching for tag Gulzar or byjust going to the poetry section.You will know which ones are his..won’t you ?