Sukhdarshan Dhaliwal

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Sukhdarshan Dhaliwal (1950 - 2015) was an Punjabi-American poet,[1] who has published three collections of poetry in Punjabi and one collection of ghazals in English.


Sukhdarshan Dhaliwal is originally from village of Lohara, Punjab. He now lives in Shawnee, Kansas. He is a contemporary author of ghazal poetry in English, Punjabi, and Urdu. He started writing Punjabi poetry in the mid-1980s. In addition to his books, several of his ghazals in Punjabi were issued on CD in a collection titled Roo-B-Roo (Face to Face) sung by Jagjit Singh Zirvi. In December, 2005 he started writing ghazals in the English language. Sukhdarshan is influenced by Urdu/Hindi ghazals, and Sufi Punjabi Music. In 2009, he published a collection of ghazals written in English, "Ghazals At Twilight".

In 2005 he started a Punjabi Cultural Society in the Kansas City Area to celebrate the poetry, song, and dance traditions of his homeland in the United States. He continues to work in the Kansas City Punjabi community to promote Punjabi cultural events.

Mr. Dhaliwal died of an apparent heart attack while visiting his home village of Lohara in India on January 26th, 2015 at the age of 65.


  • Hanjua'n di Aawaaz (Punjabi Poems)(Sikh Serving America Publishing, 1987)
  • Sat Rangey Lafaz (Punjabi Poems) (Navjug Publishing, Delhi, 1990)
  • Sach De Sunmukh (Punjabi Poems) (Ravi Sahit Parkashan Publishing, Amritsar, India, 2007 ISBN 978-81-7143-445-9)
  • Ghazals At Twilight (English) SD Publications, 2009 ISBN 978-0-615-29501-5


  1. ^ "Weekend events". Kansas City Star. 20 September 2007. p. G34. Retrieved 2 March 2012. And the Punjami Cultural Society will present the release of Sukhdarshan Dhaliwal's third book of poetry, Sach De Sunmukh, Sunday in the Senior Citizen's ... 

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