Shiv Kumar Batalvi

(23 July 1936 - 7 May 1973 / Punjab / British India)

Shiv Kumar Batalvi
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Shiv Kumar 'Batalvi' (Punjabi: ਸ਼ਿਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਬਟਾਲਵੀ) was a noted Punjabi language poet, who was most known for his romantic poetry, noted for its heightened passion, pathos, separation and lover's agony.

He became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967, given by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters), for his epic verse play based on the ancient legend of Puran Bhagat, Loona (1965), now considered a masterpiece in modern Punjabi literature, and which also created a new genre, of modern Punjabi kissa. Today, his poetry stands in equal footing, amongst that by stalwarts of modern Punjabi poetry, like Mohan Singh and Amrita Pritam, all of whom are ... more »

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  • Rookie Jagpreet Sidhu (9/30/2013 10:26:00 AM)

    Birha da badshah. Tutte dila di marham da kam krdiya ne shiv diya kavitava

  • Rookie Gurbir Singh (7/15/2013 3:42:00 AM)

    dardan ne jis to khud dard di dwa lai
    dunia ch esi yaro shiv hat chla gia.

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MaeN Kal NaheeN Rahina

Listen, O my life,
I will not be here tomorrow.
Tonight, let us clutch a song tightly,
And claim its kiss.
Listen, O my life
I will not be here tomorrow.

The moonlight will not flower tomorrow,
Nor will bloom the champak.
Perfumes will not roam the garden
With uncovered head.
Nor like today
Will yielding branches
Bend to touch the earth,
Listen, O my life
I will not be here tomorrow.

The cranes will have scattered,
Flown far away.
By tomorrow, time, like a husband,
Will have carried off my pain.
No longer will flowers lie like...

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