Gulzar is a Persian word which means a blooming garden. What could have been a better fitting name for the person who has been offering the world the beautiful, lyrical flowers from his garden of poetry and literature since last six decades? Gulzar, born as Sampooran Singh Kalra has contributed generously and lovingly to the various forms of poetry and literature. Be it prose, free verse, film lyrics, stories, children’s stories, film dialogues, screenplay and direction, he has been a master of his craft everywhere. All his expressions has that simplicity and innocence which touches the soul of a thinking person. Where some of his stories express the cruel reality of the world, it still has that sublime and poignant undertone to it. Below are some of his extremely touching and insightful short poems/lyrics which would make you cry yet make you feel happy at heart.