Gulshan Kumar Mehta, popularly known as Gulshan Bawra, was born at Sheikhupura, a place 30 kms from Lahore. His father had a construction business. His family was a victim to the paritition riots where young Gulshan had witnessed his parents being killed. His elder sister at Jaipur brought him and his elder brother up. After his brother got a job, they shifted to Delhi. There he graduated from the Delhi University and began writing poetry. He wanted to work in films. Gulshan applied for a job with the Railways. He was posted at Kota which was then in Madhya Pradesh but when he arrived there, the vacancy was filled. He was then luckily called for the post of a clerk at Bombay and he arrived in the city in 1955.
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