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गुलज़ार – Gulzar


Sampooran Singh Karla popularly known by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. His style marks sensitivity that is reflected through his writing and films.  The coming together of  Late R.D.Burman (music director ) and Gulzar created musical magic . Their songs are evergreen even after 4 decades. His writing continues to weave a magical spell on his readers till date.

I present my maiden attempt at Hindi poetry, as a tribute to this great legend on his 82nd  birthday…..18 Aug !!


तेरे कलम की सिहाई से जो हुआ रूबरू

उसे जाम या मैखाने की क्या ज़रुरत ,वह तो बिन पिए ही मदहोश हो गया


ओस के बूँदों की तूने जो मोती पिरोई, माथे की बिंदिया, हाथों का कंगन

लबोह की लाली , आंखों का काजल, तेरे लव्जों ने क्या खूब किया औरत का श्रृंगार


वादी में शहनाई गूंजे या बिरह की रात की तड़प, सेहर का सूरज हो या रात की चांदनी

कई चित्रों में गहरे रंग भरे, तेरे गीतो के बोल ने


माशूका के बाहों में बीते हुए वो लम्हों के साथ

हम डूब गए तेरे अल्फाज़ के नशे में


दिल की तन्हाइयो में जाने कहा खो गया, एक अकेला और तनहा इस भरी महफ़िल में

बस एक तेरे कलम की जादू थी, जो मेरा हमसफ़र बन गया


तुझे सजदा पेश किया है हमारी ज़िन्दगी,

गुले गुलज़ार के गुलदस्ते से सजाने के लिए


The one who stumbled upon your writing

needs no wine to get a high,

reading your verses leaves him intoxicated.


Like the garland of dewdrops,

the vermillion on the forehead,

bangle laden hands, glossy lips, kohl darkened eyes,

your words have added glory to a woman’s beauty.


The lyrics of your many songs have painted

a beautiful picture depicting many scenes….

A plaintive clarinet, the tremblings of a lonely heart,

the rising sun and the moon lit night.


The magical nectar of your words

reminds one of the moments

spent in the arms of the beloved.


In the depths of the loneliness,

a lone soul among the throng of people,

I find a companion in the magic

you weave with your words.


An ode to you for presenting us

a bouquet of blossoming flowers

and brightening our lives.


68 comments on “गुलज़ार – Gulzar

  1. theonlysup
    August 18, 2016

    Wonderful .. Kya baat hain Radhika .. Usage of words is really nice..

    Liked by 2 people

  2. myheartbeats4ublog
    August 18, 2016

    The poem(english version) is beautiful, radhika….

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Divya Deepak Rao
    August 18, 2016

    Oh wow! Just beautiful Radhika! What a fitting tribute … You’ve as always excelled in stringing together this poem:)

    Liked by 2 people

  4. kiranmag
    August 18, 2016

    Great composer and lyricist too … tuzse naaraz nahin zindagi hairan hun main is one of my favs…happy rakshabandhan ..have a nice day dear Radhika

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Nisthur Anadi
    August 18, 2016

    Awesome dedication Radhika,

    You wrote really well in hindi and translation is good.

    Amazing indeed.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Deepika
    August 18, 2016

    Kya Khoob Likha hai aapne,
    Aapke is andaaz ki na thi hame khabar,
    Kalam ka saath na chodiye,
    Aapko tohfa diya hai Khuda ne…
    Likhiye aur hamara dil behlayiye 🙂

    Keep them coming Radhi.. Its simply great .

    Liked by 2 people

    • radhikasreflection
      August 18, 2016

      Taarif ke liye shukriya 😍.
      Guess it’s time for you to pick up the pen too……how beautiful your words are👍


  7. parijat shukla
    August 18, 2016

    After reading your posts Radhikaji, we need no wine
    The rhyme and words are so beautifully intertwined 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • radhikasreflection
      August 18, 2016

      Reading your lovely feedback has already given me a high!! 😇

      Liked by 1 person

      • parijat shukla
        August 18, 2016

        My pleasure :)Keep writing more of hindi poetry…excellent command over the language..:)
        I had to change my blog site coz last one got deleted by mistake. Pl follow this new one .:)

        Liked by 2 people

      • radhikasreflection
        August 18, 2016

        Thanks Parijat. Will follow the new one!

        Liked by 1 person

  8. ashu777
    August 18, 2016

    Behad khoobsurat… keep writing!!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. writeshefali
    August 18, 2016

    Wah wah Radhikaji Kay Kahena…bouquet💐 from me too for writing this poetry n brightening our day 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Karthik
    August 19, 2016

    Amazing… never knew that your Hindi/Urdu was so exceptional 🙂 … sheer poetry…

    My fav lines from this Amazing wordsmith are….
    Khamosh Sa Afsana….Paani Se likha Hota…. Na Tum Ne Kaha Hota… Na Humne Suna Hota

    Liked by 3 people

  11. extinct0703
    August 19, 2016

    Wonderful dedication, you must write in Hindi more often. Your Hindi is lot cleaner than most of us here.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. gururaghavendrasevashrama
    August 20, 2016

    We are being personal…..but cannot help it.As proud parents we can only say

    “Be Blessed”

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Prerna
    August 20, 2016

    Hey I’ve nominated you for the Happiness tag. You can Check it out from my last post.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    August 21, 2016

    Great choice of words! A wonderful tribute to Gulzar Saab on his birthday.
    You’ve rightly said, one who has tasted his words, would find even the most expensive wine bland!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Subhash
    August 22, 2016

    Very nice lines, loved reading them.

    Liked by 3 people

  16. SumitOfficial
    August 28, 2016

    Beautiful. 😃

    Liked by 2 people

  17. 2376mylife
    September 17, 2016


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  18. Shivam Kumar Singh
    September 27, 2016

    Its wonderful radhika….i’ve posted one too…..need ur review on dat 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  19. 2376mylife
    October 13, 2016

    Wonderful. ……Very nice…..


  20. 2376mylife
    October 13, 2016

    Very nice….wonderful. …

    Liked by 2 people

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  22. aashifapasha
    January 7, 2017

    Great job Radhika ji

    Liked by 1 person

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  24. radhikasreflection
    February 21, 2017

    Thank you Rakesh!


  25. nileshkumarpandey
    May 5, 2017

    बहुत ही खूबसूरत।

    Liked by 1 person

  26. thepenmate
    June 29, 2017

    बहुत खूब। आपको जरूर और लिखनी चाहिए।

    Liked by 1 person

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