Surjit Patar is a renowned Punjabi language writer and poet of East Punjab (India). His poems enjoy immense popularity with the general public and have won high acclaim from critics.
Dr Surjit Patar hails from village Pattar Kalan in Jalandhar distt from where he got his surname. He did his graduation from Randhir Colllege, Kapurthala and then went on to do Masters degree from Punjabi University, Patiala and then a Ph.D in Literature on “Transformation of Folklore in Guru Nanak Vani” from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He then joined the academic profession and retired as Professor of Punjabi from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. He started writing poetry in mid-sixties. Among his works of poetry are “Hawa Vich Likhe Harf” (Words written in the Air), “Birkh Arz Kare” (Thus Spake the Tree), “Hanere Vich Sulagdi Varnmala” (Words Smouldering in the Dark), “Lafzaan Di Dargah” (Shrine of Words), “Patjhar Di Pazeb” (Anklet of Autumn) and Surzameen (Music Land )