Amrita Pritam (31 August-31 October 2005) was Punjabi writer, poet,
novelist, story-writer and prose-writer. She wrote more than 100 books
in Punjabi. Her books have been translated in many Indian and foreign
languages. She got Shitya Academy Award for 'Sunehure' in 1956 and
Jnanpith Award 'Kaghaz Te Canvas' in 1982.