Veteran lyricist, film director and poet Gulzar has been chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013, said reports on Saturday.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India’s highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.
Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 for his contribution to the arts and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002.
He has won a number of National Film Awards and 20 Filmfare Awards.
At the 81st Academy Awards, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Jai Ho‘ (shared with A.R.Rahman), for the film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
On 31 January 2010, the same song won him a Grammy Award in the category of Grammy Award for Best Song written for a motion picture, television or other visual media.
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