Shiv kumar batalvi’s awesome creations


 

Shiv Kumar was born on July 23, 1936 in Bara Pind Lohtian (Shakargarh tehsil), in Punjab (now Pakistan).

In 1965 Shiv won the Sahitya Akademi award for his verse-drama Loona. He married on Feb 5, 1967. His wife Aruna was a Brahmin from Kir Mangyal in district Gurdaspur. By all accounts Shiv had a happy marriage. He had two children, Meharbaan (b. Apr. 12, 1968) and Puja (b. Sep. 23, 1969) whom he loved immensely. In the early 70’s Shiv came to Bombay for a literary conference. In keeping with Shiv’s outrageous behaviour there is a story about his trip to Bombay as well. Part of the conference involved readings at Shanmukananda hall. After a few people had read their work (one of whom was Meena Kumari), Shiv got on the stage and began “Almost everyone today has begun to consider themselves a poet, each and every person off the streets is writing ghazals”. By the time he’d finished with his diatribe, there was not a sound in the hall. This is when he began to read ‘Ek kuri jeeda naam mohabbat. gum hai, gum hai…’. There wasn’t a sound when he finished either.

Shiv has been called a Bohemian. There were complaints about his drinking and some suggestions that his ‘friends’ had him drink so he would exhibit his outrageous self.

Shiv Kumar died in the 36th year of his life on May 7, 1973 in his father-in-law’s house at Kir Mangyal near Pathankot.

22 thoughts on “Shiv kumar batalvi’s awesome creations

  1. nabhketan says:

    kasshh shiv da daraad oss de mashooq tay eh zamanaa v samjdaa…. Ethaaa taan log ishq nu passaa zaattpaatt… Hoor pataa naee kiss kiss chezz pichaa maraan laee majboor kar dindaa hai nahee taan ishq de podh taan her bachaa da dil vich paldee hai lodh hai oss podh nu hawass de chaddaarrr na da k ruhannee rung dittaa javaaa…..

  2. ANIL says:

    lakhan vaar je sees jhukaie tan v sazada adhura hai,
    kaun us rabb nu ja ke akhe k shiv bina kaav adhura hai,
    sat salaam ne us mahan kavi nu jis ne punjabi virsa aina ameer kar ditta,

    • guru saini says:

      shiv ta ghama di barat c,
      chaldi firdi ik lash c.
      oh ik ajeha kavi jisne hr gum nu is tara paroya,
      k hr geet baniya hanjua da aar c.

      guru saini

  3. bhupinder goraya says:

    Aaj fir to kyon shiv de geet mere dil vicho langg meri ankha cho nikalde han purane kava nu chedd nave kav banande kyon a navi salaah diti mere khyala nu kisne manu meri jawani hi la batthi ees kadar ode vicho hon ta mout hi meri dulhan banegi

  4. Bhavika says:

    I recently heard a poem of Shiv, that was about “sharab”. i need that poem. I know it would be difficult but few keywords are: “Sharab”, “haram”. Please post in english as i read punjabi script bt can understand it well

  5. varun sharma says:

    when i read it i reach in my school time’s Punjabi book of 10th standers and i want to go back in that time 😦

  6. jeet says:

    rva ta yar shiv tu dil vch is trh baith gya hai jive chndn nu sapp lipteya hunda…….. Tere awalle khyal te teri soch ne is mrjane nu pagal bna ditta…
    Mai rooh to tera stkar kra….jy hunda ta tere gl lg jrur ronda…pr tu nhi tere khyal hi shi…. Eh j33t mrjana v likhda hai bs shiv nu pdh ky……..

    Kinj dssa pdh tenu dil choor ho gya…..
    Wang pani di goonj vang shiv door kho gya….

  7. NIHAL GHAI says:

    Har Khoab Vich Ave Bus Tera hi Khyal Ve….Jado Suni Teri Kaab Meri Khid ge eh Rooh ve….Jag Gaye Jazbat ve….Rab Kare Supne vich Betha Hove Mera kol ve….Lekha koi eho jeh Baat ….Jenu Sun Jaage Mera Yaara De Khoab Ve.
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  8. surinder says:

    shiv has no parrellel in not in Punjabi poetry in any lingo. Iwish non Punjabi people could enjoy his awesome composition. it takes me to another world. great great fan of him.Read Ghalib. Sahir, Fraz Keats, Ts Eliot……. Shiv depth, Pathos and use of local tradtions amajing.I wish new generation finds time to read him. Loona stands out

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