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Shiv Kumar Batalvi ਸ਼ਿਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਬਟਾਲਵੀ

Shiv Kumar Batalvi (July 23, 1936 – May 7, 1973) was a Punjabi poet. Shiv Kumar Batalvi, a young man of barely 20 years of age, appeared on the scene of Punjabi poetry in East Punjab. By living a brief and intense life that was devoted to writing deeply profound, ... Read More »

Shah Hussain ਸ਼ਾਹ ਹੁਸੈਨ

Shah Hussain (1538–1599) who ranks with Baba Farid and Bulleh Shah as a Sufi poet has image of the hippy of today. Well-read, highly creative, spiritually evolved and yet indulging in activities that besmeared his image in society. Shah Hussain was a disciple of Shah Bahlol. He took to Malamatiya ... Read More »

Sachal Sarmast ਸਚਲ ਸਰਮਸਤ

Sachal Sarmast (1739 – 1829) was a renowned Sindhi Sufi poet during the Kalhora era. Abdul Wahab was his real name and “Sachal” was the name he used in his own poetry. Sachu means truth in Sindhi and Sachalu means truthful. Sarmast means mystic in Sindhi and Urdu. Suchal Sarmast ... Read More »

Najm Hosain Syed ਨਾਜਮ ਹੁਸੈਨ ਸਈਅਦ

Poet, Playwright, Linguist and Literary Critic Najm Hosain Syed (born 1936) is unique for having created the greatest positive impact on Punjabi literature, language, and the movement for the integrity of Punjabi in West Punjab. The author of over 22 literary titles, Najm Hosain Syed runs weekly ‘Sangat Shah Husain’ ... Read More »

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh ਮੀਆ ਮੋਹਮਦ ਬਖਸ਼

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh (1830-1907) was a Punjabi Sufi poet from Kashmir (the region that’s adjacent to Jhelum, Punjab). His main work is a book of poetry titled ‘Safar-ul Ishq’ (Journey of the ‘Divine’ Love) publicly known as Saiful Malook which follows the journey of an Egyptian prince to win the ... Read More »

Khawaja Ghulam Farid ਖਵਾਜਾ ਗੁਲਾਮ ਫਰੀਦ

Khawaja Ghulam Farid (1841-1901) was born in Chachran in Bahawalpur state. He belonged to the Chishti order of Sufism and composed as many as 272 Kafis. His kafis are of high literary merit. As far as his mystic experiences of oneness with God are concerned, he is unique in his ... Read More »

Bulleh Shah ਬੁੱਲੇ ਸ਼ਾਹ

Bulleh Shah (1680-1757) is the foremost Sufi poet of Punjab and holds manifold importance. In him the pantheism of Punjabi sufism reached its apex. He was born in a Sayyed family in a village near Kasur. He became a fakir of Qadri order as a disciple of Shah Inayat, an ... Read More »

Baba Hakim Ali ਬਾਬਾ ਹਾਕਮ ਅਲੀ

Baba Hakim Ali is a Punjabi poet and a Sufi of Qadri Qalandri order based in Faisalabad, Pakistan. In addition to five books of Punjabi poetry to his credit, Baba Hakim Ali is also a Punjabi dramatist and musician. Read More »

Baba Farid ਬਾਬਾ ਫਰੀਦ

Baba Farid (1173–1266) was a Punjabi poet and saint of the Chishti order of Sufism. He is among the first known Punjabi poets. He is also one of the fifteen Sikh Bhagats within Sikhism and his selected works are included in the Guru Granth Sahib. Baba Farid was one of ... Read More »

Amrita Pritam ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ

Amrita Pritam (August 31, 1919 – October 31, 2005) (Punjabi: ਅਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ, amritā prītam, Hindi: अमृता प्रीतम, amr̥tā prītam) was an Indian writer and poet, considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both ... Read More »

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