Amrita Pritam (1919-2005) was a prominent 20th century Punjabi woman poet. Born in Gujranwala, she began writing at an early age.
In 1947, at the time of partition, she moved to New Delhi. In 1956, Amrita Pritam became the first woman poet to win the Sahitya Akademi Award. Her poem ‘Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu‘ is a hauntingly beautiful poem addressed to the author of immortal epic of love, Heer Ranjha. It is a plea for a return to the days of love and brotherhood among the people of Punjab.
Kalam of Amrita Pritam
Ae Mere Dost Gulzar
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu Amrita Pritam
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu Inayat Hussain Bhatti
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu Gulzar
Ajj Aakhan Waris Shah Nu Wadali Brothers
Channan Di Phulkari Gulzar
Main Tenu Fer Milangi Gulzar
Main Tidke Ghare Da Pani Gulzar
Main Tirke Ghare Da Paani Shaukat Ali
Ve Sayin Gulzar