Gulzar sahib- one man whose words stir in us, a myriad of emotions. Starting from love, despair, longing, heartbreak, and more, Gulzar’s each word leaves an impression in our minds and hearts.
Many people don’t know that Gulzar’s journey was never an easy one. His family was against his wishes of becoming a writer, and as a result, he had to work in a garage. It was in that garage, where he met Bimal Roy and wrote the famous lines- ‘Mo ra gora ang lai le, mohe shaam rang daide…' which became an instant hit.
Gulzar was born and the rest, as they say, is history. From then till now, Gulzar has given us some heart-touching couplets, shayaris, and poems which make us wonder as to what the golden wordsmith is blessed with. So, in tribute of Gulzar, we bring to you a compilation of some of the best Gulzar shayaris, the best Gulzar poems, and much more. Sit back and get ready to enter a trance of mixed emotions.
#1. These are the famous lyrics of a Kailash Kher song. These words talk about the power that the eyes of a person behold. Definitely, one of the most heart-touching lines by Gulzar.
#2. Here, Gulzar sahib very beautifully tells the importance of letters in a relationship. And, when one decides to tear down these letters, it means the end of a relationship. This beautiful Gulzar couplet stirs so many emotions in us.
#3. What if someone told you that a person you had believed all your life, has been duping you all along? Gulzar sahib is indeed a master in telling a simple tale, in the most thoughtful way.
#4. Here Gulzar tells us how difficult it is to live a life without your beloved. You can’t live without them, and you surely can’t die without them. Gulzar’s shayaris have the power to make us reminisce of all that is gone from our lives.
#5. The beauty of Gulzar’s poetry is that they are open to several interpretations. He talks of lines that someone drew in anger. These could mean the boundaries that nations create between themselves, or even when two lovers set each other apart.
#6. Here, Gulzar tells us the tale of a person whose beloved has left him behind. And after that, he doesn’t want to do much in life. How beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.
#7. Yes, we don’t always get what we want in life. We are always in need of something more, something better, always. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the beauty of our existence. What heart-touching lines by Gulzar.
#8. There are so many moments in life when we just stand and wonder in awe as to what it really wants from us. These emotional lines by Gulzar try to embody the same feeling when we feel no control over the way things are happening.
#9. When someone leaves us in life, people say, life goes on. However, what they don’t know, that without love, life is never the same. Gulzar wrote these lines for a movie called Aandhi and these are one of the best lyrics of Gulzar.
#10. The translation of these lines is: There have been nights entangled in your tresses, and sometimes I still reminisce it on my pillow. Look how beautifully Gulzar sahib describes how the tresses of his lover are still on his pillow, how her memories still lie next to him. Just beautiful!
What is your favorite shayari by Gulzar sahib? Let us know in the comments below.
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