Tag Sukhwinder Amrit

Sukhvinder Amrit (born 1963) is a Punjabi poetess and Ghazal singer. In November 2017 she was among nine female poets who received a Sahitya Akademi Award at the All-India Poetess Conference.

Sukhvinder was born at a village called Sadarpura, in Jagraon tehsil, Punjab. She had one brother and was the eldest among her four sisters. She started writing poetry in her childhood though she had a terrible childhood. One day, her mother came across her notebook where she used to write poems. The end result was her notebook was burnt and she was beaten badly. She got married at an early age of seventeen when she was only in class nine. Life did not change much after her marriage, but due to her strong conviction and determination to learn and continue writing poems, she won the heart of her husband, Amarjit, and started her education. She subsequently completed an M.A. degree.