Amrita Pritam
Amrita Pritam

Google has made a doodle in honor of Punjabi writer Amrita Pritam. She was one of the famous writers of her time. Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam. He was born on 31 August 1919 in Gujranwala district of Punjab. He spent most of his time in Lahore and studied there too. Amrita was fond of writing stories, poems and essays since her teens. Her first poetry collection was published when she was 16 years old. Amrita, who has written more than 100 books, is considered the first poet of the Punjabi language.His first poem on the India-Pakistan Partition, Aj Aankan Waris Shah Nu became very famous.

Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam received the Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest honor. He was also awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award. In 1986, he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. He also worked for All India Radio.

Amrita’s autobiography ‘Rasidi ticket‘ is very popular. His books were also translated into many languages. He died on 31 October 2005.

Amrita Pritam Quotes

Peace is not just the absence of violence,peace is when the flowers bloom.

Come! let us take a moment’s shelter under some roof
Look! there – before you, a little way off
There is an empty space
Between truth and falsehood.

Where the dance of Meera and the silence of Buddha meet, blossoms the true philosophy of Rajneesh.

The burning embers within me burst into flame / My body becomes a fire-lit torch. / Ho someone! Send for the mid-wife.