Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is a poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India, his family moved to India after partition. He started his career as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam and TV series Mirza Ghalib during the 1970s and 1980s.
He also wrote poetry, dialogues, and scripts. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award — the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, 20 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.
Here is a rare photo collection of Gulzar-