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The real name of Gulzar the winner of Dada Saheb Phalke Award, 2014 is
1. Sampurna Singh Kalra
2. Sadanand Singh Kalia
3. Surjeet Singh Kohli
4. Prabodh Chandra Bhatia

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Sampurna Singh Kalra

The correct answer is Sampurna Singh Kalra.

  • Gulzar
    • Gulzar is the pen name of Sampooran Singh Kalra, an Indian poet, lyricist, and director.
    • He writes in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Braj Bhasha, Haryanvi, and Marwari.
    • He began his career under the directors Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
    • He started his career as a songwriter with legendary music director Sachin Dev Burman in Bandini (1963).
    • Gulzar directed his first film Mere Apne in 1971.
    • Later he went on to direct films like Parichay, Koshish, Aandhi, Angoor, Khushboo.
    • Gulzar was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002.
    • He has won a number of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.

  • Dada Saheb Phalke Award
    • The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest honor in cinema, presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals for the recipient's contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema.
    • The award, named after Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is revered as the father of Indian cinema, was instituted in 1969.
    • The recipient receives a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
    • In 2018, Amitabh Bachchan was conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke for his contribution to Indian cinema.
    • On December 23, 2019, he received the award from Ram Nath Kovind, President of India.
    • Rajinikanth will receive the 2020 Dadasaheb Phalke Award on May 3, 2021.

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