Shiv Kumar Batalvi details, Age, Family, Awards & More

Shiv Kumar Batalvi, a very famous name in traditional Punjab, was most successful Punjabi Lyricist.

NameShiv Kumar Batalvi
Birthday 23 July 1936
Bithplace Barapind, Punjab
Birth countryBritish India (now in Pakistan)
ProfessionPoet and Author
Known forRomantic poetry
First BookPiran da Paraga (The Scarf of Sorrows) (1960)
FatherPandit Krishan Gopal
Wife Arun
Death6 May 1973 (Punjab, India)

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  • Shiv Kumar Batalvi was an Indian poet and writer.
  • Poet Shiv was born in Sialkot district in Pakistan.
  • After partition, his family moved to Punjab, India.
  • He mainly worked in the Punjabi language.
  • At a fair in Himachal Pradesh, he met a girl named ‘Maina’.
  • At the point when he returned to search for her in her hometown, he heard the news of her demise.
  • Then another girl came to his life, the daughter of Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari.
  • But she left for the United States and wedded another person.
  • At the point when he knew about the birth of her first kid, Shiv wrote a love poem ‘Main ek shikra yaar banaya’.
  • It’s said that when she had her subsequent kid, somebody asked
  • Shiv whether he would compose another poem. Shiv answered
  • “Have I gotten liable for her? Am I to compose a poem on all her occasions she brings forth a youngster?”
  • In 1967, Shiv won the ‘Sahitya Akademi Award’ and became the youngest receipt..
  • In 1967, Shiv married with Arun.
  • In 1968, just after the marriage, Shiv Kumar shifted to Chandigarh.
  • Both had 2 children.
  • In May 1972, Shiv had a trip to England.
  • In September 1972, he returned to India.
  • Shiv got affected by liver cirrhosis in the same year.
  • Batalvi died on 1973, just at the age of 36.
  • Every year, ‘Shiv Kumar Batalvi Award’ for Best Writer, is given by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • An auditorium was constructed in Batala, Punjab on his 75th birth anniversary.


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