Today, the whole nation is celebrating the 84th birth anniversary of Sahib Batalvi. He was an Indian poet, writer, and playwright of the Punjabi language. Shiv Kumar Batalvi was mostly popular for his romantic poetry written by him with full passion, spirit, and emotions.
Sahib Batalvi was born on July 23, 1936, in Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Sialkot District (Punjab province Pakistan). He was born to Pandit Krishan Gopal and Shanti Devi. Batalvi’s father was a village Tehsildar in the revenue department, while his mother was a housemaker. In 1965, he became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967, for his best creation, a verse play Loona(1965).
Shiv Kumar Batalvi Auditorium is a world class auditorium to inspire generations to come in Punjab which is constructed to commemorate Birth anniversary of the eminent poet of Punjab in Batala. It is situated in Jalandhar Road, Batala.
Here are some beautiful songs written by Sahib Batalvi…..
- Maaye ni mai ik shikra yaar bnaya (Jagjit Singh)
- Eh mera geet kise na gaana (Jagjit Singh)
- Peedaan da paraga (Mahendra Kapoor)
- Ek Kudi jehda naa mohabbat (Mehandra Kapoor)
- Rog ban k reh gya (Jagjit Singh)
- Teri yaad asanu manas (Kuldeep manas) and many more.