Bollywood Living Legend Gulzar, a Well-Known Lyricist, Poet, Screenwriter and Film Director, to Visit Boston on Sunday

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Gulzar (Photo: Salim)
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BOSTON— Bollywood living legend, Sampooran Singh Kalra, known simply as Gulzar, will visit Boston on Sunday, July 17, 2022, and will participate in an evening of poetry, ghazal and music at Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn, MA.

Gulzar’s Boston program is presented by Dhoom Entertainment. It is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM at Lynn auditorium, located at 3 City Hall Square in Lynn. Tickets are: $59, $79, $99 and $159 with Meet & Greet. To buy your ticket, please visit Sulekha.com.

Gulzar, at the age 87, is one of India’s leading lyricists and film directors. He has won five Indian National Film Awards, including 2 Best Lyrics, one Best Screenplay, one Second Best Feature Film (director), and one Best Popular Film (director); 22 Filmfare Awards; one Academy Award; and one Grammy Award.

Moreover, Gulzar has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest award in Indian cinema.

Praveen Misra

Praveen Misra, a Bostonian interested in music and Hindi cinema, said listening to Gulzar live in Boston is a lifetime opportunity.

“I think it will be lifetime opportunity for poetry lovers and for fans like me to listen to him live this Sunday, the Living Legend Gulzar Aahab  reciting poems/shayari  in  his  rich baritone voice,” said Mr. Misra. “For me the Gulzar-RD Burman-Kishore Kumar magic has to be heard to be believed. Who can forget those iconic songs from this team?  Looking forward to listen him live  and his  iconic songs by his super talented team.”

Some of the lines penned by Gulzar include:

Aaina dekh kar tasalli huwi…

Humko is ghar mein janta hai koi…

Itna Kyun Sikhaye Ja Rahi Ho Zindagi, Humein Kaun Se Sadiya Guzaarni Hai Yahaan…

Kaun Keheta Hai Hum Jhooth Nahin Bolte, Ek Baar Khairiyat Toh Pooch Ke Dekhiye…

Gulzar has also made some classic hindi movies, including Aandhi, Mausam, Mere Apane, Parichay, Khusgboo, Koshish, Kinara, Angoor, Lekin, Ijaazat, Machis and TV serials such as Mirza Ghalib and Kirdaar.

 

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