Sampoorn Singh popularly known as Gulzaar Sahab one of the leading lyricist of India , born in Deena which is now in West Punjab (Pakistan) on 18 -8-1934.
He was a car mechanic in a garage before he established himself as a lyricist.As a lyricist his first film was my favorite Kabuliwala directed by Tapan Sinha based on the story of Rabindranath Tagore.With Mere Apne in the year 1971 Gulzaar sahab turned as a film director.
During 1987 & 1996 Gulzaar sahab did only 7 fims as a lyricist & 2 films as director since he was busy in directing award winning serial Mirza Galib which is his tribute to great Shayer Mirza Galib.Nasrudeen Shah played the role of Mirza Galib in the serial.
His daughter Meghna Gulzar has written a biography on his father which is entitled as Because he is.....Meghna Gulzaar has directed a movie Filhaal , her next movie Just married will release shortly.
Gulzaar sahab has bagged several awards for his great compositions therefore he can be rightly called as the garden of songs.