'Diamonds Forever' is series of musical
programmes by Shri Siddhivinayak Publicity, Nagpur wherein they try to put the journey of legendary singers, music
directors, lyricists, film directors, actors & actresses. In this series, till date they have organised programmes based on the work of legends like S.D. Burman-R D Burman, Gulzar, Khayyam, Rajesh Khanna, Kishore Kumar, Mohd. Rafi, Vishal Bharadwaj, Rishi Kapoor Anand Bakshi, Ajay-Atul etc. This time they will present songs sung by legendary lyricist Gulzar.
Gulzar, a poem himself! A wordsmith. His words not only made poems & songs but have touched many hearts & souls. What a dynamic personality he is! A poet, lyricist and film director, that too very successful. He started his career with music director S.D. Burman as a lyricist in the 1963 film Bandini and worked with many music directors including R. D. Burman, Salil Chowdhury, Vishal Bhardwaj and A. R. Rahman. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam and TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award - the highest award in Indian cinema. He has won several Indian National Film Awards, 20 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award. Songs by Gulzar will be presented live in this programme.