Padma Sachdev Renowned Dogri Poet, Author& Writer || By V.K. Wattal || LIVE IMAGE

Padma Sachdev Renowned Dogri Poet, Author& Writer || By V.K. Wattal || LIVE IMAGE  

The passing away of PADMA SACHDEV , the famed and renowned , Dogri poet, author and writer  is a sad blow to the cultural life of J&K UT in general  and Dogri culture in particular. She breathed her last in a Mumbai Hospital. She was 81 years old.

Hailing from Pur Mandal, Jammu, she was born in 1940. She was the eldest of the 3 children. 

Her father was a Sanskrit Professor who unfortun ately was killed in 1947 riots .She was 7 years old. Thus started the struggling life of Padma Ji. She joined All India Radio jammu as an announcer in 1961. A rebellion by nature, she became the modern face of Dogri  writing. She married Sh. Ved Pal Deep, an eminent poet and journalist but the marriage did not last long. In the meantime she had gained name and fame through her writings . 

While working in All India Radio Jammu, she met Surinder Singh who was a singer and Duty officer. After their marriage both of them moved to Delhi and ultimately to Mumbai. Besides Dogri she had command over Hindi and Urdu languages. In Mumbai she joined All India Radio . 

She wrote lyrics for several films.In Mumbai she became close to Mangeshkar sisters Lata Ji and Asha Ji who treated her as a family member. She composed first Dogri Song Album with Lata Mangeshkar . Lata Ji has expressed her deep condolence on the demise of PAdma Ji.  

Padma Ji authored many books in Dogri language which includes her autobiography.. She attained national fame and name . She was awarded SAHITYA ACADEMY AWARD in 1971. In 2001 , she was honored with PADMA SHRI award.

This writer had the opportunity of having brief interaction athe seminar to pay tributes to Sh. DINA NATH NADIM. She mostly remembered  journalists Late Sh. N L WATTAL and Sh. VED BHASIN. saying that both of them encouraged  her in her struggling days.  


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