Padma Sachdev

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Padma Sachdev
Born 1940 (age 74–75)
Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Occupation poet, writer
Language Dogri language
Nationality Indian
Spouse First Vedpal Deep and later Surinder Singh (1966-present)

Padma Sachdev (born 1940) is an Indian poet and novelist. She is first modern woman poet of Dogri language.[1] She also writes in Hindi. She has published her several poetry collection including Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs) that has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.[2][3] She has also received the Padma Shri, the Indian fourth highest civilian award in 2001.[4] and the Kabir Samman for poetry for the year 2007-08, given by Government of Madhya Pradesh [5]

Personal life[edit]

Sachdev was born in Jammu in 1940. She was eldest of three children of Sanskrit scholar, professor Jai Dev Badu, who was later killed during partition of India in 1947. She first married famous Dogri Poet Vedpal Deep and later married singer Surinder Singh of musical duo, "Singh Bandhu" in 1966,[6] She lives in New Delhi.[2]


Sachdev worked in All India Radio, Jammu as an announcer, here she met Surinder Singh, Hindustani vocalist of Singh Bandhu musical duo, who was duty officer at the time.[6] In following years, she also worked with All India Radio, Mumbai.[2] Her several books have published titled Tavi Te Chanhan (Rivers Tavi and Chenab, 1976), Nheriyan Galiyan (Dark Lanes, 1982), Pota Pota Nimbal (Fingertipful Cloudless Sky, 1987), Uttar Vahini (1992) and Tainthian (1992)[1][2]



  • Naushin. Kitabghar, 1995.
  • Main Kahti Hun Ankhin Dekhi (Travelogue). Bharatiya Gyanpith, 1995.
  • *Bhatko nahin Dhananjay. Bharatiya Gyanpith, 1999. ISBN 8126301309.
  • Amrai. Rajkamal Prakashan, 2000. ISBN 8171787649.
  • Jammu Jo Kabhi Sahara Tha (Novel). Bharatiya Jnanapith, 2003. ISBN 8126308869.
  • Phira kyā huā?, with Jnaneśvara, and Partha Senagupta. National Book Trust, 2007. ISBN 8123750420.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b George, p. 522
  2. ^ a b c d Mathur, p. 182
  3. ^ "Sahitya Akademi Award". Official website. Retrieved Feb 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. 
  5. ^ "Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Award to be given to Seva Bharti". August 10, 2008. Retrieved Feb 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Song of the Singhs". The Hindu. May 6, 2004. Retrieved Feb 26, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]