Padma Sachdev

Born17 April 1940
PlacePurnamandal Jammu, Kashmir, British Raj
Died4 August 2021, In Age 81 Mumbai
ProfessionNovelist, Writer, Poet
NationalityIndian
Noteworthy HonorsPadma Shri, Kabir Samman, Saraswati Samman, Sahitya Akedemi,
LanguageDogri Language
Popular WorkMeri Kavita Mere Geet
SpouseEx-Ved pal Deep And Later (After Separation) Surrender Singh.

Introduction Padma Sachdev

Padma Sachdev was a very popular Indian novelist & poet; she was born on 17 April 1940 and she passed away on “4 August, 2021. Padma was the 1st lady known for writing the poet and novels in her Dogri language and a prominent modern woman poet of Hindi writing.  

She was from Jammu and was awarded for her best poetry. “MERI KAVITA MERE GEET” (my poems, my songs). She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian govt. This poetry achieved lots of fem, and she got an award for this beautiful poetry because people loved this poetry. In 1971, for this poetry, she won the “SAHITYA AKEDEMI AWARD” in the same year. 

Padma has published many poetries, some of which are very popular, such as “TAVI TE CHANHAN (Rivers Tawi & Chenab, 1976 & “NHERIYAN GALIYAN” ( Dark Lanes, 1982).  Author Padma is completely dedicated to writing in Dogri Languages, and her dedication can be seen in her native language. She not only works for Bollywood singers in India but also writes for around the world. 

Early Childhood and Personal Life

Sachdeva was born on 17 April 1940 in a Buru Brahmin family and belonged to the Jammu in Purmandal. Padma was the firstborn daughter of Jai Devi Badu; she (mother) was a Sanskrit professor. In 1947, Sachdeva’s mother was killed in the Indian partition.

Sachdeva married the Dogri poet “Ved Pal Deep”. When she married, she was a 16-year-old girl, and her husband, Mr. Deep, was 12 years older. Then, she was separated due to personal reasons. After that, she met the “Surinder Singh”, he was Indian singer, who was a Hindustani vocalist and was also a duty officer, and both of them married in 1966. Additional information about “Padma Sachdev” is that she died on 4 August 2021, when she had completed her 81 years of life. 

Career As Author And Journey Of Padma Sachdev 

Look back to know the history of Padma. She was working at ALL INDIA RADIO IN JAMMU and was an announcer there. This is the place where she met her fiancée Surinder Singh, who was known as a Hindustani vocalist. In her career, she worked in “ALL INDIA RADIO” in Mumbai, and along with that, she had a close relationship with Mangeshkar because she writes songs and Lata Ji Sang Them Like “Ye Neer Kaha Se Barse” And “Mera Chota Sa Ghar Baar.”

She was also a writer of songs, as explained above, and wrote many of the lyrics in 1973. In 1978, she worked on lyrics for the Hindi Film “Aankhi Dekhi” and music given by the music director “J.P Kaushik”. That song was “-Tujhe Kaise Miloo-,” sung by the Sulakshana Pandit and Mohammad Rafi. 

She also worked to wrote another lyric with Yogesh in 1979 in the Bollywood Hindi movie “SAAHAS.” Additionally, if we discuss her achievements, she won awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Award for- “MERI KAVITA MERE GEET” – for her anthology, which she won in 1969. Her autobiography, “Boon Bawadi,” was famous because it was considered a classic. 

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Padma Sachdev Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

  • 2019- “SAHITYA AKEDEMI FELLOWSHIP”.
  • 2017- SHE WAS HONOURED BY THE “DINU BHAI PANT LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD”. 
  • 2015- “SARASWATI SAMMAN”.

She Achieved Second Award in The Same In 2015. And This Year Was the Most Honourable for Her. 

  • 2015- “KRUTITAVA SMAGRA SAMMAN” FOR “CHITT-CHETE” IN DOGRI
  • 2007-2008- “KABIR SAMMAN” FOR POETRY. 
  • 2001- “PADMA SHRI AWARD”.
  • 1971-“SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD”.

Famous Novel And Poetry Of Padma Sachdev

  • In 1969- “Meri Kavita Mere Geet”.
  • In 1976, it was “Tavi Te Chanhan” (“Rivers TAWI AND CHENAB“).
  • In 1982-“Nheriyan Galiyan” (“DARK LANES“).
  • In 1987-“Pota Pota” 
  • In 1992- “Uttar Vahini”
  • In 1997-“Tainthian”
  • “Chith Chete”
  • “Amrai”
  • “Diwankhana”

Popular Bibliographies 

  • “MAIN KAHTI HUN ANKHIN DEKHI”, BHARATIYA GYANPITH- IN 1995
  • “BHAKTO NAHIN DHANAJAY”- IN 1999
  • “NAUSIN, KITABGHAR”- IN 1995
  • “AMRAI” – PUBLISHED IN RAJKAMAL PRAKASHAN -IN 2000
  • “JAMMU JO KABHI SAHARA THA” – IN 2003
  • PHIRA KYA HUA”? – PUBLISHED IN NATIONAL BOOK TRUST– IN 2007

 

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