Lyricist, director Gulzar to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013

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Mumbai, Apr 12: Noted lyricist, writer and director Gulzar has been honoured with the highest award in Indian cinema – Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013. The Oscar winner made his debut as a lyricist penning the popular ‘Mora Gora Ang’ in Bimal Roy classic Bandini. Gulzar’s work with noted music director R D Burman resulted in musical gems like Ijazat, Aandhi, Koshish, Golmaal, Masoom to name a few. As a director Gulzar always took up sensitive subjects – be it the complex relationship between a couple (Aandhi, Ijazat) or comedy of errors (Angoor) or Sikhs in Punjab after Operation Blue Star (Maachis). The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given annually for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.A committee of eminent film personalities are appointed to decide on the award. The award was introduced in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke, considered as the father of Indian cinema, and is given to recognise the contribution of film personalities towards the development of Indian Cinema.