Sampooran Singh Kalra is popular among fans as Gulzar. He is an Indian Poet, Lyricist and Film Director born on 18th August 1936 in Jhelum District in British India. He started his career with Music Director S.D.Burman.as a lyricist in the film Bandini. Mr.Kalra worked with many music directors including R.D.Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A.R. Rahman.
Sampooran Singh Kalra awarded Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi and Dadasaheb Phalke award. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s film Aashirwad had dialogues and lyrics written by him. As a lyricst, he has written many songs like in the film Mere Apne, Mausam, Maachis, Omkara, Kaminey, Guru, Dil Se, Slumdog Millionaire.
He won Grammy Award for the song Jai Ho.