Surjit Patar receives the prestigious Saraswati Sanman

This Friday, Poet Surjit Patar received the prestigious Saraswati Sanman. He is only the 3rd Punjabi after Poets Dr. Harbhajan Singhand Dalip Kaur Tiwana to have received this award.

The speech of the Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Kapil Sibal, also a poet, was fabulous – his choice and recitation of Surjit Patar’s English translations was very moving indeed. Surjit Patar carried his usual humble self, gave a wonderful acceptance speech and even sang a ghazal in Raga Bhimpalasi. Surjit Patar was also the recipient of Anad Foundation’s first Anad Kav Sanman in 2008. I want to celebrate his contribution to world of literature and poetry…!

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