Gulzar‘s body of work is so diverse that picking his best is just to difficult to state the obvious. On one hand he has penned sensitive numbers and on the other his item numbers are equally different without sounding like a typical item number. The Dadasaheb Phalke award recipient has worked with legends like Madan Mohan, S D Burman, R D Burman and A R Rehman. He has worked with Vishal Bhardwaj on all their projects with Dedh Ishqkiyan being the latest. His songs for children have remained popular over the years and will be played on for years to come. Gulzar’s songs stand out for their lyrics that still have a meaning and yet appeal the present generation. No wonder his songs from Mera Kuch Saaman to Dhan Te Nan to Kajra re to Beedi jalai le have all been a chartbuster and still remain popular.

We try to do the impossible task – choosing his best songs.

Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi – Khamoshi

Koi Hota Jisko Apna Hum Apna Keh Lete – Mere Apne

Kajra Re – Bunty Aur Babli

Dhan Te Nan – Kaminey

Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire

Tere Bina Zindagi Se – Aandhi

Beedi Jalaile – Omkara

Aane Wala Pal Jane Wala Hai – Golmaal

Mera Kuch Saman – Ijazat