Singer Lata Mangeshkar is also deeply hurt by the demise of Padma Shri Padma Sachdev, who spoke about the old culture, customs, language of the Dogras. He has expressed grief over his death.
Lata tweeted, “I am heartbroken to hear about the passing of my dear friend and noted writer, poet and music composer Padma Sachdev. What to say. We had a very old friendship. Padma and her husband were like members of our family. He had requested for America show. I sang her Dogri song. Which became very popular. Padam’s husband Surendra Singh ji is a good classical singer. Who recorded my Guruvani. There are many memories. Today I am very sad. May his soul rest in peace.
Meri pyari saheli aur mashoor lekhika, kaviyatri aur sangeetkar Padma Sachdev ke swargwas ki khabar sunkar main nishabd hun, kya kahun,? Hamari bahut purani dosti thi,Padma aur uske pati hamare pariwar ke sadasya jaisehi the .Mere America ke shows ka nivedan usne kiya tha. pic.twitter.com/jwFMmNp9PA— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 4, 2021
Maine uske Dogri gaane gaaye the jo bahut lokpriya hue the. Padma ke pati Surinder Singh ji acche shashtriya gayak hain jinhone mera Gurubani ka record kiya tha. Kai yaadein hain. Aaj main bahut dukhi hun. Ishwar padma ki aatma ko shanti pradan karein.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) August 4, 2021
Received Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1971
Padma Sachdev was an Indian poet and novelist. She is addressed as the first modern woman poet of Dogri language, Padma also wrote in Hindi. She published several poetry collections including ‘Meri Kavita Mere Geet’, which won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971. She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award (1970), Soviet Land Nehru Award (1987), Hindi Akademi Award (1987–88), Uttar Pradesh Hindi Academy’s Souharda Award (1989).
Was honored with these prestigious awards
She also received the ‘Robe of Honor’ and Raja Rammohan Roy Award of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Her published works include ‘Amrai’, ‘Bhatko Nahi Dhananjay’, ‘Nausheen’, Akkharkund’, ‘Bund Bawdi’ (autobiography), ‘Tawi Te Chanhan’, ‘Nehriyan Galliyan’, ‘Grandson Grandson Nimbal’, ‘Uttarabaihani’, ‘Taithiyan’, ‘God Bhari’ and the novel ‘Ab Na Banegi Dehri’ in Hindi are prominent.