Gulzar, one of India’s finest film makers and lyricists, has always been a poet at heart. His oeuvre is steeped in a poetic sensibility, marked by a lyricism rare in the world of Hindi cinema. His journey as a poet began with the Progressive Writers’ movement. Today, he is regarded as one of India’s foremost Urdu poets.
Here are five quotes by him which will make you fall in love with poetry.
Panaah mil jaye rooh ko jiska haath chukar,
Usi hatheli pe ghar bana lo.
Baithe chai ki pyali lekar purane kisse garam karne,
Chai thandi hoti gayi aur aankhein nam.
Ek parwaah hi batati hai ki khayal kitna hai,
Warna koi tarazu nahi hota, rishto mein.
Bahut mushkil se karta hun teri yaadon ka karobaar,
Munafa kam hai, par guzara ho hi jata hai.
Aao saare pehen lein aaine, saare dekhenge apna hi chehra,
Sabko saare haseen lagenge yahan.