Gulzar, one of India’s great towering poets, is also an acclaimed screenwriter, film director and lyricist. He has penned verses for songs in Indian films for several decades and has won awards such as the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, numerous National Film Awards, and the Padma Bhushan, among others. He lives and works in Mumbai.
About the Translator Neha R. Krishna is a poet and translator from Mumbai. She is the author of No Urgency to Be Home, a collection of Haiku and Tanka. Neha’s poems have been featured in Under the Basho, Presence, Frogpond, Haiku Master, Failed Haiku and elsewhere.