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Gulzar is one of India’s leading poets. He has published several volumes of poetry and fiction and is also regarded as one of the country’s finest writers for children. A greatly respected scriptwriter and film director, he has been one of the most popular lyricists in mainstream Hindi cinema, gaining international fame when his song ‘Jai ho’ won an Oscar (2009) and a Grammy (2010). Gulzar received the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002), the Padma Bhushan (2004), and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2014). His latest publication A Poem a Day (2020) is a unique anthology of 365 contemporary poems by 279 poets in 34 Languages selected and translated by him.

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All session(s) by Gulzar

Inaugural Chief Guest

18:00 - 18: 30