Sampooran Singh Gulzar

Active - 1925 - 2016  |   Born - Aug 18, 1936 in Dina, Jhelum District, Punjab, British India  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance

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  • After working in the industry primarily as lyricist for some years, he made his directorial debut with Mere Apne (1971).
  • A winner of 20 Filmfare Awards, eleven of which he won as Best Lyricist.
  • Winner of five National Film Awards.
  • Has been awarded both the Dabasaheb Phalke Award and the Sahitya Akademi, the highest honours in filming and literature in India.
  • Appointed chancellor of the Assam University in 2013.