Hari Singh Dilbar

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Hari Singh Dilbar
ਹਰੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਲਬਰ
Hari Singh Dilbar, Punjabi language comedy poet.JPG
Hari Singh Dilbar, at 19th Nabha Kavita Utsav (13-12-2015)
Born Hari Singh
ਹਰੀ ਸਿੰਘ
c. 1929
Layallpur, British Punjab (present-day Faisalabad, Pakistan)
Died 3 May 2017
Sirsa, Haryana
Pen name Hari Singh Dilbar
Occupation Writer, Poet
Language Punjabi
Nationality Indian
Period 1943–2017
Genre Poetry, Punjabi culture

Hari Singh Dilbar (Punjabi: ਹਰੀ ਸਿੰਘ ਦਿਲਬਰ; born c. 1929 - died 3 May 2017) was a well-known Punjabi writer and poet.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Dilbar was born as Hari Singh in 1929 in Layallpur (now Faisalabad), British Punjab.[1] After partition they moved to Jalandhar and then shifted to Sirsa (now in Haryana state). He did his schooling up to fifth standard. Dilbar worked in a sweetshop for many year and lived by selling snacks and samosas near the bus stand of Sirsa.[3] [4]


He started writing poetry in 1943.[1] A poet, he published many books on various subjects.[5][6] With a long journey of reciting satirical poems at the Red Fort Delhi, he had recited his verses before Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru to Narendra Modi, whom he had regaled with his lively satires. He travelled a number of foreign countries ad recent visit was to Australia.


On 3 May 2017, he died of serious attack of diabetics at his residence in Sirsa City. Writers and poets from the state expressed condolence of his demise.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Sushil Manav (24 August 2009). "Reciting poems since 1943". The Tribune. Chandigarh: tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. Hari Singh Dilbar, an octogenarian Punjabi poet from Sirsa, is a well-known figure amongst the literary circles.  Born around 1929 in Layallpur, British Punjab (present-day Faisalabad, Pakistan) Dilbar has been writing and reciting poems since 1943. Dilbar has..}}
  2. ^ Rubinder Gill (19 November 2005). "Kavi darbar stirs up emotions". The Tribune. Chandigarh: tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. Hari Singh Dilbar's couplets won the hearts of the audience. 
  3. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  4. ^ http://punjabitribuneonline.com/2017/05/%E0%A8%B8%E0%A8%A6%E0%A8%BE-%E0%A8%B2%E0%A8%88-%E0%A8%96%E0%A8%BC%E0%A8%BE%E0%A8%AE%E0%A9%8B%E0%A8%B6-%E0%A8%B9%E0%A9%8B%E0%A8%87%E0%A8%86-%E0%A8%B9%E0%A8%BE%E0%A8%B8%E0%A8%BF%E0%A8%86%E0%A8%82/
  5. ^ "Dilbar De Chauke Chhakke: Author: Hari Singh Dilbar; ISBN 81-7883-540-1/ISBN 978-81-7883-540-2". Buy book online. a1webstores.com. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  6. ^ eServices, Web Key. "Lahore Book Shop & Publishers". Lahorepublishers.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.