होली रंगों का तथा हँसी-खुशी का त्योहार है। यह भारत का एक प्रमुख और प्रसिद्ध त्योहार है, जो आज विश्वभर में मनाया जाने लगा है। रंगों का त्यौहार कहा जाने वाला यह पर्व पारंपरिक रूप से दो दिन मनाया जाता है। साहित्यिक रूप से इसका अलग महत्त्व है हर कवि और लेखक इसको अपने तरह से शब्दों में फ़िरोता हैं!

लाय लगी घर आपणै, घट भीतर होली।
शील समँद में न्हाइये, जाँ हंसा टोली॥

हमारी उमरिया होली खेलन की।
पिय मोसों मिल के बिछुर गया हो॥

ऐसी खेलो रे मत होली, जिसमें कुफ़र की है बोली।
फ़क़ीर मिलावो रिज़क खिलावो, नाजिक ख़ुदा है भाई।
[मध्व मुनीश्वर]

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Sampooran Singh Kalra (born 18 August 1934), known professionally as Gulzar, is an Indian lyricist, poet, author, screenwriter, and film director. 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 was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2004, 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, 21 Filmfare Awards, one Academy Award and one Grammy Award. Gulzar also writes poetry, dialogues and scripts. He directed films such as Aandhi and Mausam during the 1970s and the TV series Mirza Ghalib in the 1980s. He also directed Kirdaar in 1993. Lyricist It was during his interactions in the PWA Sunday meetings that Shailendra and Bimal Roy encouraged him to join films. Gulzar began his career under film directors Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. His book Ravi Paar has a narrative of Bimal Roy and the agony of creation. He started his career as a songwriter with the music director Sachin Dev Burman for the movie Bandini (1963). In films, he found an environment associated with literature in the group he worked with, including Bimal Roy, most of whose films were based on literary works. Shailendra, who has penned the rest of the songs in the movie requested Gulzar to write the song "Mora Gora Ang Layle", sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Poetry Gulzar primarily writes in Urdu and Punjabi; besides several dialects of Hindi such as Braj Bhasha, Khariboli, Haryanvi and Marwari. His poetry is in the Triveni type of stanza. His poems are published in three compilations; Chand Pukhraaj Ka, Raat Pashminey Ki and Pandrah Paanch Pachattar. His short stories are published in Raavi-paar (also known as Dustkhat in Pakistan) and Dhuan (smoke). For the peace campaign Aman ki Asha, jointly started by India's and Pakistan's leading media houses, Gulzar wrote the anthem "Nazar Main Rehte Ho", which was recorded by Shankar Mahadevan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Gulzar has written ghazals for Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh's albums "Marasim" (1999) and "Koi Baat Chale" (2006).  
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Shivmangal Singh Suman
Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' (5 August 1915 – 27 November 2002) was a noted Hindi poet and academician. Upon his death, the then Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee said on 27 NOV 2002 in Assembly that, "Dr Shiv Mangal Singh ‘Suman’ was not only a powerful signature in the field of Hindi poetry, but he was also the custodian of the collective consciousness of his time. His creations not only expressed the pain of his own feelings, but were also fearless constructive commentary on the issues of the era". Shivmangal Singh 'Suman' was born on 5 August 1915 at Jhagarpur, Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh (India). He was a leading Hindi writer and poet. He earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi from Benaras Hindu University. The university also honoured him with a D.Litt. in 1950. Suman worked as the Vice Chancellor of Vikram University (Ujjain) during 1968-78; the Vice-President of Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow; Press & Cultural Attache, Indian Embassy, Kathmandu (Nepal) during 1956-61; and the President, Association of Indian Universities (New Delhi) during 1977-78. He was the Executive President, Kalidas Academy, Ujjain, until he died of heart attack on 27 November 2002. Awards and honours Padma Shri - 1974 Padma Bhushan - 1999 Deva Puraskar - 1958 Soviet Land Nehru Award - 1974 Sahitya Akademi Award - 1974 also for Mitti ki Barat 'मिट्टी की बारात' Shikhar Samman - 1993 from M.P. Govt. Bharat Bharti Award - 1993 and several others. D.Litt. By Bhagalpur University - 1973 D.Litt. By Jabalpur University - 1983

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