Gulzar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2004 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002. He has also won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.

He received the best lyricist awards for songs like “Mera Kuchh Saamaan" from film Ijaazat, "Tujhse Naraaz Nahin Zindagi" from film Masoom, "Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale" from film Maachis, "Chaiyya Chaiyya" from film Dil Se, "Challa" from film Jab Tak Hai Jaan and "Dil To Bachcha Hain Ji" from film Ishqiya.

Some of his best known films as director include Mausam, Aandhi and Koshish.

He received awards for giving best dialogues in movies like Saathiya, Maachis and Namak Haraam.

Legendary actor Pran Sikhand, better known as Pran, was honoured with the prestigious award last year by Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

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