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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Best Poem of Shiv Kumar Batalvi

A Walk On A Moonlit Night

If I walk on a moonlit night,
My shadow walks beside me,
O my life.

Moonlight hides in every lane,
Which lane should I take?
O my life.

The night-scents are vigilant,
And the wind is soothing,
O my life.

I am ignorant about these rays of moonlight,
Will I awaken one?
O my life.

If I awaken a ray of moonlight,
I will be branded a sinner,
O my life.

So I walk in fear,
Treading lightly,
O my life.

Separation was put in our swaddling cloth,
By our mothers,
O my life.

Since the beginning, light ...

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