Gulzar selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced that the Veteran poet and film lyricist Gulzar (real name: Sampooran Singh Kalra) has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. Sampooran Singh Kalra’s pen name is Gulzar. Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema, conferred annually by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
Awards: Padma Bhushan (2004), Sahitya Akademi Award (2002), Academy Award (2008 – Shared with Music Director A. R. Rahman for “Jai Ho” from film Slumdog Millionaire). He has won 20 Filmfare Awards.