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About Shiv Kumar Batalvi: Shiv Kumar 'Batalvi' (Punjabi: ਸ਼ਿਵ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਬਟਾਲਵੀ ) was a well-known Punjabi language poet. Shiv Kumar Batalvi's books. Classic Poetry Series. Shiv Kumar Batalvi. - poems -. Publication Date: Publisher: - The World's Poetry Archive. Shahmukhi eBook. Complete Poetry of Shiv Kumar Batalvi Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Back to APNA Web | English Books | Shahmukhi Books | Gurmukhi Books | Urdu .

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Sampuran Kav Sangreh-Shiv. by Shiv Kumar Batalvi · * Free Read * · Gurmukhi BooksPoetryPunjabi LiteratureView · Loona -SHIV. by Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Shiv Kumar Batalvi (–) was born in a Saraswat Brahmin family in village Bara Pind Lohtian, Shakargarh Tehsil, Sialkot District (Punjab province. Punjabi Ghazlan-Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Punjabi Ghazlan-Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Chambe Da Phul · Daachi Sehkdi · Dil Ghareeb · Ghaman Di Raat · Haadsa.

He became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in , given by Sahitya Akademi India's National Academy of Letters , for his epic verse play based on the ancient legend of Puran Bhagat, Loona , [3] now considered a masterpiece in modern Punjabi literature , [4] and which also created a new genre, of modern Punjabi kissa. In , when he was aged 11, his family moved to Batala Gurdaspur district after partition of India , where his father continued his work as a patwari and young Shiv received his primary education. He completed his matriculation in , from Punjab University , and enrolled in the F. College, Qadian , where he joined the Arts program more suited to his persona, though he left that too in the second year. Thereafter he joined a school at Baijnath, Himachal Pradesh to do a diploma in Civil Engineering, here again he left it in the middle.

Gupal Puri arranged the first large function in Coventry, near London, to welcome Shiv. Another large gathering was organised at Rochester Kent in his honour. The famous artist S.

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Sobha Singh was also present who had travelled on his own expense to see Shiv. His engagements in England were regularly reported in the local Indian media and the BBC Television once interviewed him.

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While Punjabi community got their opportunity to listen to Shiv on various occasions, his stay in London proved to be the last straw for his failing health.

He would stay late and continue to drink until or in the morning at parties or at home engaged in discussions with his hosts and other people who would come to visit him. He would wake up after a short sleep around A. The final days[ edit ] When Shiv returned from England in September , his health had declined visibly.

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He was now bitterly complaining about the undue criticism of his poetry by the progressive and leftist writers. He openly started talking about his disappointment at the unjustified condemnation of his poetry.

Within a couple of months after his return from England, his health started sinking, never to recover again. He was in a dire financial predicament during those days and felt that most of his friends had deserted him in his time of need.

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His wife Arun, somehow managed to get him admitted in a hospital in Sector 16 of Chandigarh where he received treatment for a few days. A couple of months later, he was admitted in a hospital in Amritsar, but left it on his own against the advice of his doctors. He didn't want to die in a hospital and simply walked out of the hospital and went to his family home in Batala.

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He was later shifted to the village of his in-laws, Kiri Mangial, a small village near the border with Pakistan. He never moved there. He moved from Chandigarh to Batala only. In a recent album, Rabbi , by Rabbi Shergill features, his poem, "Ishtihar".

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The songs lyrics explore issues regarding cultural identity faced by many second-generation south Asians living in the west. When he heard of the birth of her first child, Shiv wrote 'Main ek shikra yaar banaya', perhaps his most famous love poem. He remained unlucky in love, and bereavement for love loss reflected intensely in his poetry.

According to friends, he only agreed because she had a striking resemblance to his youthful love. Youngest recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award Later in life, his father got a job as patwari at Qadian, it was during this period, that he produced some of his best work.

His first anthology of poems was published in , titled Piran da Paraga The Scarf of Sorrows , which became an instant success. In , he became the youngest recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award in , for his magnum opus , a verse play Loona In the following years, bad health plagued him, though he continued to write prolifically.

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This speaks of his spiritual leanings. This was the greatness of a poet who wrote best of the Punjabi Songs but according to him it was only God who had bestowed on him the power to write and he had nothing, of his own, to write or say. Personal life On 5 February he married, Aruna, [11] a Brahmin girl, from Kirri Mangyal, Gurdaspur district , and later the couple had two children, Meharban and Puja