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Punjabi language poets
  Abid Tamimi
He is a Punjabi language poet. By profession he was banker living in Chiniot tehsil of Jhang district Punjab province. His poetry is popular amongst all the public of Punjab especially in Sandal Bar and Kirana Bar region, and one can hear his audio tapes running here and there in Punjab.
 
 
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Amarjit Chandan
(November 1946)
He was born in Nairobi in November 1946. After graduating from Panjab University in India, he joined the Maoist Naxalite movement, and subsequently spent two years in solitary confinement.

Amrita Pritam
 
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Amrita Pritam
(August 31, 1919 - October 31, 2005)
She was an Indian writer. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist. When the former British India was partitioned into the independent states of India and Pakistan, she migrated to India in 1947.

 
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Avtar Singh Sandhu(Pash)
(September 9, 1950 - March 23, 1988)
Pash was the pen name of Avtar Singh Sandhu an Indian poet. His strongly left-wing views were reflected in his poetry.

 
 
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Baba Farid
Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganjshakar commonly known as Baba Farid was a 12-th century Sufi preacher and saint of Punjab. He is recognised as the first acclaimed poet of Punjabi language.
 
 
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Bhai Gurdas
(1551 AD - 25 August, 1636)
As we cannot think of Rama without Hanuman, of Krishna without Arjan, of Buddha without Ananda, of Jesus Christ without St. Paul so we cannot separate Guru Arjan from Bhai Gurdas. One was the spring, the other was the stream to carry spring waters. Bhai Gurdas. remained in close association with third, fourth, fifth and sixth Gurus from 1579 to 1637 for 58 years.

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Bhai Vir Singh
(December 5, 1872, - June 10, 1957)
He was a poet, scholar and theologian and a major figure in the movement for the revival and renewal of Punjabi literary tradition. His contributions were so immense and significant that he came to be canonized as Bhai, the Brother of the Sikh Order, very early in his career. For his pioneering work in its several different genres, he is acknowledged as the creator of modern Punjabi literature.

Bhai Vir Singh
 
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Bulleh Shah
(1680 - 1757)
Bulleh Shah, whose real name was Abdullah Shah, was a Punjabi Sufi poet and humanist.Baba Bulleh Shah was a direct descendant of Muhammad peace be upon him, through the progeny of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Gillani of Baghdad.Bulleh Shah practiced the Sufi tradition of Punjabi poetry established by poets like Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, and Shah Sharaf.

 
 
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Dhani Ram Chatrik
(October 4, 1876 - December 18, 1954)
He was considered the founder of modern Punjabi poetry.He worked all his life to lift the status of the Punjabi language. He was the founding president of Punjabi Sabha (a Punjabi Literary Society). He worked relentlessly to get Punjabi its due status amongst people as well as government.

Dhani Ram Chatrik
 
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Harbhajan Singh (poet)
(18 August 1920 – 21 October 2002)
Harbhajan Singh was a Punjabi poet, critic, cultural commentator, and translator. Along with Amrita Pritam, Harbhajan is credited with revolutionizing the Punjabi poetry writing style. He has written 17 collections of poems..

 
 
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Jaswant Neki
(27th August, 1925)
He (born in village of Murid, District of Jhelum (now in present-day Pakistan), on 27th August, 1925) is a leading Sikh Scholar, poet and former Director of PGI, Chandigarh. In 2001, he received the Giani Lal Singh memorial award for his work in the field of poetry.

Jaswant Singh Neki
 
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Khwaja Ghulam Farid
(1844 - 1901)
He was a Siraiki poet and mystic of the Panjab region of Pakistan. He was born at Kot Mithan and also died there. He was the son of Khwaja Khuda Bakhsh. His mother died when he was five years old and he was orphaned at age twelve when his father died. He was educated by his brother, Fakhr Jahan Uhdi.

 
 
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Mian Muhammad Bakhsh
He was a Sufi saint and also a Potohari/Hindko poet of great repute. He is especially renowned as the writer of a book of poetry called Sayful Mulūk.He was born in a village called khanqa peera shah gazi Kharī Sharīf, situated in the Mirpur District (now in Azad Kashmir).

 
 
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Munir Niazi
(19 April, 1928 - 26 December 2006)
Munir Ahmad, better known as Munir Niazi, Sitara-e-Imtiaz was one of the best known and admired Urdu poets from Pakistan who also produced good poetry in Panjabi language.

Munir Niazi
 
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Shah Hussain
(1538-1599)
He was a Punjabi poet and Sufi saint. He was born in Lahore (present-day Pakistan). His tomb and shrine lies in Baghbanpura, adjacent to the Shalimar Gardens. His urs (annual death anniversary) is celebrated at his shrine every year. It is known as "Mela Chiraghan" ("Festival of Lights") and is the second largest festival in Lahore after Basant.

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Shah Mohammad
(1780-1862)
He was a Punjabi poet. He had written that the Punjab was fortunate in having developed and cherished since centuries a long and glorious tradition of such culture.The mystic songs of Sufi saints and Punjabi poets in particular were the pride of the whole of the Punjab, he had further written. During this reign, all communities reaffirmed their Punjabi roots, he had mentioned.

Shah Mohammad
 
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Shiv Kumar Batalvi
(July 23, 1936 - May 7, 1973)
He phenomenal approach towards the meaning of solitude makes him stand at the top of all those poets who have ever described loneliness. Shiv as the traditional poetical phenomenon was born out of the literary conjugation (kalmi sanjog) of Amrita Pritam and Professor Mohan Singh, to whom he appropriately dedicated his most important creation, Birha Toon Sultan(which means Separation thou art The King).

Shiv Kumar Batalvi
 
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Sultan Bahu
(1628 - 1691)
He was a Muslim Sufi and saint, who founded the Sarwari Qadiri sufi order. Sultan Bahu belonged to Awan tribe.Awans are the descendants of HAZRAT ALI(R.A.T.A). Like many other sufi saints of the Indian subcontinent, Sultan Bahu was also a prolific writer, with more than forty books on Sufism attributed to him.

Sultan Bahu
 
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Waris Shah
(1722-1798)
He was a Punjabi poet, best-known for his seminal work Heer Ranjha, based on the traditional folk tale of Heer and her lover Ranjha. Heer is considered one of the quintessential works of classical Punjabi literature. The story of Heer was also put to paper by several other writers, including Damodar Daas, Mukbal, and Ahmed Gujjar, but Waris Shah's version is by far the most popular today.

Waris Shah
 
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