Lyricist Gulzar turns 81, Bollywood tweets ‘Happy Birthday’


Ace lyricist-poet Gulzar, who has penned some remarkable lyrics, turned 81 today. “Maasoom”, “Libaas”, “Ijaazat”, “”Khatta Meetha” , “Gol Maal”, “Khoobsurat”,  “Namak Haram”, “Haider”, “Dil Se”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, “7 Khoon Maaf” and “Slumdog Millionaire” are few names from the long list of his successful songs.

Celebrities took to twitter to wish the legendary lyricist on his D-day.

Shahrukh Khan#“Inn umr se lambi sadkon ko….& main yahaan tukdon mein jee raha hoon…my absolutely fav two lines,” the actor wrote.

Singer Kailash Kher in his golden words paid a heartfelt tribute to the legend. “This Day “Gulzar” was born: When Ishq, Mohabbat, Insaaniyat, poetry took birth in the form of human it was named “Sampooran Singh Kalra” later was known as “Gulzar” his personality is his craft in the form of poetry or prose is before time, intime, beyond time… “This era and century will be known by his name in the generation and time to come.. How can someone who is as old as mountain and as tender as new leaf of Neem.. Remains this kind and simple.. Miracle… Happy Gulzar day to all,” he wrote.

Playback singer Harshdeep Kaur, who crooned “Heer” from “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, tweeted, “Happy Birthday Gulzar Saab!! @GulzarPoetry. I’m blessed to have sung #Heer written by you!”

Director Vivek Agnihotri wrote, “GULZAR saab, Keep writing. Keep touching hearts. Keep enlightening. Keep shining.”

Director Kunal Kohli tweeted, “#Gulzar saab’s bday We should be honoured to be living in the Gulzar Era.”

Shantanu Moitra tweeted, “Happy birthday #Gulzar saab. You are getting younger by the day… Looking forward to our album this year @shreyaghoshal @singer_shaan #HappyBirthdayGulzarSahab!”