Poet Dhani Ram Chatrik


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Dhani Ram Chatrik is considered the founder of modern Punjabi poetry. He worked all his life to lift the status of the Punjabi language. He was the founding president of Punjabi Sabha, a Punjabi Literary Society. He was the first person to standardize the typeset for Gurmukhi script, publish Guru Granth Sahib and Bhai Kahn Singh’s Mahan Kosh, the first Punjabi dictionary by using modern technique at his Sudarshan Printing Press. He was a highly creative writer. He used his composing skills to experiment with different genres of Punjabi. He used simple and fresh vocabulary. His use of metaphor...

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