A poem –
Has a date with me.

 When pain sleeps easy
in my sinking pulse,
the pale faced moon
touches the horizon,
When day sinks into the sea,
the night is washed ashore.

 In the twilight hour,
when the body retires,
and the soul breathes free;

 A poem –
Has a date with me


 (Translated from Urdu by Oriya poet, Dr. JP Das)

Gulzar is a poet above all things. He started his career as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Choudhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam and TV series during the 1970s and 1980s. He was awarded the 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, Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award.

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