Amrita Pritam: Google Doodle celebrates Amrita Pritam’s 100th birth anniversary: Amrita Pritam was an Indian novelist, essayist and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, essayist and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. Wikipedia
Important of Amrita Pritam
- Amrita Pritam DOB: 31 August 1919
- Amrita Pritam DOD: 31 October 2005
- Awards: Jnanpith Award, Padma Vibhushan
- Movie: Pinjar
Amrita Pritam’s name still tops the world of love. Today is the 100th birthday of Amrita Pritam, who put her words to pen and put them on paper. Google has also honored Amrita Pritam by making a doodle.
Amrita Pritam is one of the most popular Punjabi writers. Amrita also has the distinction of being the first poet of Punjab. Google has prepared a picture of Amrita Pritam in her doodle, in which she can be seen writing something. By clicking on this doodle, you will get all the information related to them.
Amrita Pritam was born in 1919 in Gujranwala Punjab. He had his childhood and early education in Lahore. He was fond of writing poems since childhood. He was fond of writing not only poems but also story and essays. Novels such as the five-year-long road, Pinjar, Adalat, Kore Pathar, Unchas Din, Sagar and Sipiyan made him immortal.
How Amrita Sahir’s relationship started
This series started about 73 years ago. It is from 1944. When the rising poet at that time Sahir Ludhianvi met writer Amrita Pritam for the first time. Look at the fate that this officer of love had started from a place whose name was Preet Nagar, the city of love.
Sahir was passionate and idealistic. Amrita very savory. In its beauty as well as in its stylus. Both reached Preet Nagar to attend a Mushaira. In a dimly lit room, both of them had four eyes and just fell in love. However, this story of love started in that direction, which had no end or end, and no precedent is found before it.
When Amrita met Sahir, she was married to Pritam Singh. This marriage was fixed in Amrita’s childhood. Amrita was not happy in her married life. After meeting Sahir, a new wave of happiness came in his life.
Amrita used to live in Delhi. Sahir in Lahore. Khats removed this distance between the two lovers. Body was away. But the heart is close and the soul is one. So, love continued to be engraved on paper. Sometimes dark and sometimes ruddy. Roshnai filled color with love. There was a rift between Lahore and Delhi for the message of love.
Amrita used to call her as my poet, my lover, my god and my god.
Sahir could have tied up with Amrita
Akshay Manwani, who wrote Sahir’s biography, Sahir: A People’s Poet, says that Amrita was the only woman who could convince Sahir for marriage. Once Sahir Ludhianvi had told his mother Sardar Begum, ‘She was Amrita Pritam. She could have become your daughter-in-law ‘.
But, Sahir was also a poet. And the passion of the poet does not agree to be bound in any restriction. The same happened with Sahir. He fell in love with Amrita, but incomplete. He did not want to decide the distance between the hearts. They used to write letters to each other. But the two hardly met. And when both meet, then in the shadow of silence.
In her autobiographical receipt ticket, Amrita Pritam has mentioned the interactions with Sahir. Nain used to speak. The two just took a tuck and looked at each other. And during this time Sahir used to smoke cigarettes continuously. When Sahir left the place after the meeting, Amrita used to try to feel the touch of her lips on her lips by attaching pieces of her crazy cigarette to the lips.
Amrita Pritam and Sahir had many obstacles in the way of love. There was a time when both Amrita and Sahir lived in Lahore. Then the country was defeated. Amrita came to Delhi with her husband. Sahir started living in Mumbai.
Amrita was ready to break the marriage for her love. Later, she also separated from her husband. As a writer in Delhi, she was willing to sacrifice her position and fame on Sahir.
Sahir kept Amrita in mind and wrote how many nudges, how many songs, how many lions and how many ghazals. At the same time, Amrita Pritam has also openly expressed love to Sahir in his autobiography Rasiidi Ticket.
However, Sahir could never be ready to fully adopt Amrita. He did not see complete love of this love. He could express the love he felt for Amrita with his pen. At that time, Sahir used to write fiercely on all social and political issues. Ishqiya Shayari’s number used to come later.
Still, with his love for Amrita, he wrote a song in the 1964 film Dooj Ka Chand… Wake up from the Mahafil.
Sahir wrote on seeing Imroz
Akshay Manwani says that this song was related to the story of a meeting of Sahir and Amrita. In 1964, Imrose and Amrita reached Mumbai to meet Sahir. Seeing Amrita with another man, Sahir wrote-
महफिल से उठकर जाने वालों
तुम लोगों पर क्या इल्जाम
तुम आबाद घरों के वासी
मैं आवारा और बदनाम.
Amrita Pritam is the first female writer to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956. In 1982, he received the Jnanpith Award for ‘Paper Te Canvas’. Padmavibhushan was also awarded in 2004.
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