Shiv Kumar Batalvi

Shiv Kumar Batalvi was an Indian poet and writer of the Punjabi language. He was born on 23 July 1936 in Sialkot but his family shifted to India after partition.

The poetry of Shiv Kumar Batalvi in Punjabi language is known for passion, pathos, and agony of love. He lived a short life and died on 6 May 1973 due to poor health.

He is the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, won in 1967 posthumously. Today, his poetry stands in equal footing with the famous poets of modern Punjabi poetry, like Mohan Singh and Amrita Pritam.

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