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Gulzar's birthday plans revealed

Today is Gulzar's 77th birthday. Every year, around this time, the veteran poet-lyricist-filmmaker leaves Mumbai and heads to an undisclosed location. We were wondering about his plans and we discovered...

bollywood Updated: Aug 18, 2011 18:34 IST
Parmita Uniyal
Parmita Uniyal
Hindustan Times

Every year the veteran poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar goes away from Mumbai to an undisclosed location on his birthday. This is a yearly affair, and always a secret, only to be revealed once he's back in town.

It's his 77th birthday today, and in keeping with the tradition, a poet by heart, a lyricist and filmmaker by profession, Gulzar is off to a vacation with his family including a new member - his grandson this time.

It's a little known fact which his fan, friend and the owner of, Pawan Jha revealed to

Last year, Gulzar couldn't go off for the annual holiday, as he was unwell.

Jha told HT that the lyricist has visited places like Mandu (Madhya Pradesh) and Hampi (Karanataka) during his birthday vacations.

Wonder where he's holidaying right now! Keep watching this space.

This Gulzar song emerged as surfers' favourite on @htShowbiz. Enjoy Mera Kuch Samaan...

First Published: Aug 18, 2011 17:29 IST