Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday shared a poem paying tribute to the legendary lyricist and poet Gulzar, thanking him for making lives happier with his work even during the lockdown.
Ms Irani took to Twitter to share that she had a conversation with the poet and also posted the poem.
The poem ended with Smriti thanking Gulzar for making everybody's lives ''Gulzar'' or a beautiful like a garden, even during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Smriti Irani incorporated Gulzar''s famous works like the iconic songs ''Chappa chappa charkha chale'' and ''Chhaiya chhaiya.''
"Jinki kalam se gilehri key jhoothe matar ka swaad aajaye muh mei, jinhone chappe chappe mei charkha chalvaaya shabdo ka," reads the minister''s post.
"Jinki ek lakeer pe bade se bada sitaara chhaiya chhaiya karta hua, rail ki raftaar ki tarah dil se dil ko chhoo jaaye, unko salaam," her post further read.
She ended the post by saying that it is due to the senior poet's art that lives of many is still full of happiness even during the testing times of coronavirus crisis.
"Kyunki unki kalam se corona mei bhi, zindagi kahi na kahi gulzar hai," Irani's poem further read.
There are many in our lives who impact us unknowingly... their lives , their works inspire millions & touch many a chords.. today I asked one such person “ sab khairiyat Sir ?“. I've had the privilege of being inspired by his craft over the years. Say thank you to those who help us get over our corona blues ... jinki wajah se aapki zindagi Gulzar hai 🙏❤️
The Amethi MP further complimented the ''Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi'' lyricist in her caption and shared the details of her conversation with him.
"There are many in our lives who impact us unknowingly... their lives, their works inspire millions & touch many a chords," she wrote.
"today I asked one such person "sab khairiyat Sir?". I've had the privilege of being inspired by his craft over the years. Say thank you to those who help us get over our corona blues ... jinki wajah se aapki zindagi Gulzar hai," her post further read.
One of the most senior songwriters of the Indian cinema, Gulzar has given several marvels to music and poetry lovers.
A national award-winning lyricist, Gulzar has penned down songs for many iconic films like ''Dil Se,'' ''Saathiya,'' ''Masoom'', and others.Click for more trending news