Padma Sachdev

Indian poet and novelist

Padma Sachdev (17 April 1940 – 4 August 2021) was an Indian poet and novelist. She was the first modern woman poet of the Dogri language. She was known for her poetry collection Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs). It won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.[1] She also received the Padma Shri in 2001.[2]

Padma Sachdev
Sachdev in 2018
Sachdev in 2018
Born(1940-04-17)17 April 1940
Purmandal Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Died4 August 2021(2021-08-04) (aged 81)
OccupationPoet, writer
LanguageDogri language
SpouseVedpal Deep and later Surinder Singh (1966-2021)


  1. "Sahitya Akademi Award". Official website. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013.