On the special occasion of one of India's well known Punjabi Poets, Amrita Pritam's 100th birth anniversary, Google dedicated a special doodle.
Amrita Pritam is a well known poet and novelist. Amrita wrote over 100 books on various genres like biographies, fiction, poetry, an autobiography and a collection of Punjabi folk songs. The autobiography was translated in various different languages (Indian and foreign). Amrita is remembered for her famous poem ' Ajj aakhaan Waris Shah nu'. She wrote several novels about violence against women. She also expressed her opinion over the fights during the partition of India.
Amrita was bestowed with the Bharatiya Jnanpith, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.