Gulzar and his creations have always mesmerizing the world and rightfully so! 

His ability to capture the nuances of human life is unparalleled, and the depth that he depicts in all his works manages to touch a chord with the audience every single time. 

While Gulzar has given timeless classics to Bollywood in the form of amazing songs, he is an equally skilled poet, if not more so. 

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From writing about the pain of separation from a loved one to the border lines that keep us separated, from reminiscing over the lost Kashmir to his own childhood memories, Gulzar has beautifully expressed the love, anguish and hope that we all cling to.

He has often recited his poems or nazms at literature festivals and urdu gatherings, but there are a few gems that are still not as well known, though they should be. 

Here are excerpts from a few of his most beautiful yet not so famous poems: 

1. Jagah Nahi Ab Diary Mein

Listen to the complete poem here. 

2. Badi Udaas Hai Ye Vaadi

Listen to the complete poem here.

3. Rooh Dekhi Hai Kabhi

Listen to the the complete poem here.

4. Kabhi kabhi Ab Main Baith Jata Hoon

Listen to the complete poem here. 

5. Saans Lena Bhi Kaisi Aadat Hai 

Listen to the complete poem here

6. Subah Subah Ek Khwab

Listen to the complete poem here. 

7. Pehle Se Kya Likha Tha

Listen to the complete poem here. 

8. Teri Aankhon Se Hi

Listen to the complete poem here

9. Yeh Khel Aakhir Kis Liye

Listen to the complete poem here. 

10. Khalaoon Mein Taraate Jazeeron 

Listen to the poem here

11. Ek Lams Halka Subuk

Listen to the poem here. 

12. Umr Kitni Khoobsurti Se

Listen to the poem here

13. Raat Bhar Sard Hawa Chalti Rahi

Listen to the poem here.

14. Mere Kapdon Mein Tanga Hai 

Listen to the poem here.

15. Sab Kuch Vaise Hi Chalta Hai 

Listen to the poem here. 

Truly the magic of Gulzar is timeless. You can listen to a collection of Gulzar's finest poems here

All illustrations created by Rashi Khandelwal.