Shiv Kumar Batalvi

1936 – 1973

Shiv Kumar Batalvi Shiv Kumar Batalvi was a poet of passion, agony and separation. He was the youngest one to receive Sahtiya Akademi Award in 1957 for writing Puran Bhagat, Loona, a verse play. Shiv Kumar batalvi is considered as the John Keats of Punjabi poetic tradition. Batalvi often adopted a female persona in his poetry to express himself and the anguish of his heart.

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