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Gulzar – the name is synonymous with Urdu poetry. His body of work and his recitation has become the fabric of contemporary Urdu in India.

Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1936), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is not only a poet and lyricist but also a film director. He started his career as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and has worked with many music directors including R. D. Burma, Salil Choudhury, Vishal bhardwaj and A.R. Rahman. He has directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam  and TV series during 1970s and 1980s.

Come join us at mehfil as we discuss, discover, unravel and enjoy the oeuvre of this prolific man.