Renowned Punjabi writer Surjit Patar passes away at 79

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 11, 2024 IST

Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.

Punjab, May 11: Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.

 

Patar, acclaimed for his masterpiece 'Lafzan Di Dargah', was bestowed with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2012 for his contributions to Literature and Education. Remarkably, he embarked on his poetic journey in his mid-sixties, leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape of Punjab.

 

Expressing grief over his demise, two-time Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said: "End of an era, as famous Punjabi writer and poet Padma Shri Surjit Patar Sahib has passed away today. My heartfelt condolences to his family and millions of fans worldwide. Punjab has lost an icon today. RIP!"

 

Known as the "Baba Bohar" of Punjabi literature, the Sahitya Akademi, in tribute, wrote: "It is immensely sad and shocking to learn that Surjit Patar, a distinguished Punjabi poet, translator, and scholar, has passed away. His poems enriched Punjabi literature and influenced successive generations of poets. May he RIP."

 

He served as the president of the Punjabi Sahit Akademi. Hailing from Patar Kalan village in Jalandhar, he retired as a professor of Punjabi from Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana.

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Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.
Surjit Patar, a celebrated Punjabi writer and poet, breathed his last at the age of 79 following a heart attack at his residence in Ludhiana on Saturday, as confirmed by his family.

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