Gulzar Sahab is the living legend of the Indian Cinema, considered the finest poets, shayar, lyricist, author, screenwriter and director of all times. Shayari of Gulzar is not only famous in India, but around the world for Hindi readers and Literature enthusiasts. This blog is a small tribute to our living legend and all the famous and evergreen Shayari of Gulzar. To know more, read this blog till the end and we promise you will only be impressed.
About Gulzar Sahab and his Early Life
Gulzar was born into a Khatri Sikh family in Dina, Jhelum District, British India, which is now Pakistan, to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur. He had read Tagore’s works in translation in school, which he described as one of his life’s many turning points. His family disintegrated as a result of the partition, and he was forced to abandon his studies and relocate to Mumbai, then known as Bombay, in order to support his family. To make ends meet, he took on a variety of part-time jobs in Mumbai. His father had always chastised him for starting out as a writer. He adopted the pen name Gulzar Deenvi, which he later changed to only Gulzar. In one of the interviews which he had with Rajya Sabha TV, he spoke about how much he enjoyed his work as a painter because it allowed him to read, write, go to college, and be involved with the PWA all at the same time (Progressive Writers Association).
Now, he is one of the finest and renowned Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director who goes by the name Gulzar or Gulzar Sahab. He began his career as a lyricist with legendary music director SD Burman in the 1963 film Bandini, and has since collaborated with RD Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj, and AR Rahman, among others. Writing stories and shayari, Gulzar’s passion. In 2004, he received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award, as well as the Sahitya Academy Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s highest Indian Cinema award. He’s also received a number of Indian National Film Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award, and one Grammy Award too.
The Evergreen Shayari of Gulzar
Let us look at some of the famous and evergreen Shayari Of Gulzar:
“कभी तो चौक के देखे कोई हमारी तरफ़,
किसी की आँखों में हमको भी को इंतजार दिखे।”
Kabhi To Chaunk Ke Dekhe Koi Hamari Taraf,
Kisi Ki Ankhon Me Humko Bhi Ko Intzaar Dikhe.
“तेरे जाने से तो कुछ बदला नहीं,
रात भी आयी और चाँद भी था, मगर नींद नहीं।”
Tere Jaane Se To Kuchh Badala Nahi,
Raat Bhi Aayi Chand Bhi Tha, Magar Neend Nah.
“अच्छी किताबें और अच्छे लोग, तुरंत समझ में नहीं आते,
उन्हें पढना पड़ता हैं।”
Achchi Kitabe Aur Achche Log Turnt Samajh Me Nahi Aate,
Unhe Padhana Hota Hain.
“शायर बनना बहुत आसान हैं,
बस एक अधूरी मोहब्बत की मुकम्मल डिग्री चाहिए।”
Shayar Bananaa Bahuta Aasaan Hain,
Bas Ek Adhuri Mohabbat Ki Mukammal Degree Chahiye
ये इश्क़ मोहब्बत की रिवायत भी अजीब है
पाया नहीं है जिसको उसे खोना भी नहीं चाहते
Ye Ishq Mohabbat Ki Riwayat Bhi Ajeeb Hai
Paya Nahin Hai Jisko Use Khona Bhi Nahin Chahte
“वक़्त रहता नहीं कहीं टिक कर,
आदत इस की भी आदमी सी है।”
Waqt Rahata Nahi Kahi Tik Ke,
Aadat Is Ki Adami Si Hain..
लगता है ज़िन्दगी कुछ खफा है
अजी चलिए छोड़िये कौन सी पहली दफा है |
“Lagta hai Zindagi Kucch Khafa Hai.
Chaliye Chhodiye, Kaunsi Pehli Dafa Hai.”
“दिल अगर हैं तो दर्द भी होंगा,
इसका शायद कोई हल नहीं हैं।”
Dil Agar Hain To Dard Bhi Hoga,
Isaka Shayad Koi Hal Nahi Hoga.
“रोई है किसी छत पे, अकेले ही में घुटकर,
उतरी जो लबों पर तो वो नमकीन थी बारिश।”
Royi Hain Kisi Chhat Pe, Akeli Hi Me Ghutkat,
Utari Jo Labon Par To Wo Namkin Thi Barish.
Fun fact: Did you know that Gulzar Sahab’s real name is Sampooran Singh Kalra, although he goes by the pen name Gulzar. He is famous for the Shayari of Gulzar.
“दिन कुछ ऐसे गुज़ारता है कोई,
जैसे एहसान उतारता है कोई।”
Din Kuchh Ese Guzarata Hain Koi,
Jaise Ehasaaan Utarata Hain Koi.
“हम तो अब याद भी नहीं करते,
आप को हिचकी लग गई कैसे?”
Ham To Ab Yaad Bhi Nahi Karate,
Aap Ko Hichakiyan Lag Kaise Lagi?
Fun fact: Gulzar Sahab’s writing was not well received and acknowledged by his father and brother. He was regularly chastised for squandering his time writing. As a result, he adopted the pen name Gulzar Deenvi, which he later abbreviated to Gulzar and wrote his shayari under the pseudonym.
“उसने कागज की कई कश्तिया पानी उतारी और,
ये कह के बहा दी कि समन्दर में मिलेंगे।”
Usane Kagaz Ki Kayi Kashtiyan Pani Utari Aur
Ye Kah Kar Baha Di Ki Samundar Me Milenge..
“सुना हैं काफी पढ़ लिख गए हो तुम,
कभी वो भी पढ़ो जो हम कह नहीं पाते हैं।”
Suna Hain Kafi Padh Likh Gaye Hoo Tum,
Kabhi Wo Bhi Padhon Jo Ham Kah Nahi Pate Hain..
“मैं दिया हूँ! मेरी दुश्मनी तो सिर्फ अँधेरे से हैं,
हवा तो बेवजह ही मेरे खिलाफ हैं।”
Main Diya Hun! Meri Dushamani To Sirf Andhere Se HAIN,
Hawa To Bewajah Hi Mere Khilaf Hain..
“मैंने दबी आवाज़ में पूछा? मुहब्बत करने लगी हो?
नज़रें झुका कर वो बोली! बहुत।”
Maine Dabi Aawaz Me Puchh? Mohabbat Karane Lagi Ho?
Nazare Jhuka Kar Wo Boli! Bahut…
Fun fact: He wrote two songs for the film Guddi in 1971. One of those two songs is so well-known that it is now sung as a prayer in schools. Can you find out which song it is? Read ahead to know!
“मैं हर रात सारी ख्वाहिशों को खुद से पहले सुला देता,
हूँ मगर रोज़ सुबह ये मुझसे पहले जाग जाती है।”
Main Har Raat Ki Khwahishon Ko Khud Se Pahale Sula Deta,
Hun Magar Roz Subah Ye Mujhase Pahalae Jaag Jati Hain…
“एक बार तो यूँ होगा, थोड़ा सा सुकून होगा,
ना दिल में कसक होगी, ना सर में जूनून होगा।”
Ek Baar To U Hoga, Thoda Sa Sukun Hoga,
Naa Dil Me Kasak Hogi, Naa Sar Me Junun Hoga..
The song was the evergreen ‘Humko mann ki shakti dena’. The all-time hit is sung during prayers and before starting any good events.
“कभी जिंदगी एक पल में गुजर जाती हैं,
और कभी जिंदगी का एक पल नहीं गुजरता।”
Kabhi Zindagi Ek Pal Me Guzar Jati Hain,
Aur Kabhi Zindagi Ka Ek Pal Nahi Guzarata.
“बचपन में भरी दुपहरी में नाप आते थे पूरा मोहल्ला,
जब से डिग्रियां समझ में आयी पांव जलने लगे हैं।”
Bachapan Me Bhari Dupahari Me Naap Aate The Pura Mohalla,
Jab Se Degreeyan Damajh Me Aayi Panv Jalane Lage..
Fun Fact: Apart from writing Shayari, Gulzar is a voracious reader. He began with detective novels, and one day the shack where he borrowed books gave him a book that changed his life. Rabindra Nath Tagore’s “The Gardener” was the title of that novel.
This brings us towards the end of our list of evergreen Shayari by Gulzar Sahab. We hope that you must have thoroughly enjoyed reading these famous and beautiful Shayari or poetry by him. His words will always be loved and remembered for eternity. For amazing reads, stay tuned with Leverage Edu.