Padma Shri recipient Padma Sachdev is a celebrated Indian poet and novelist. She is the first modern woman poet of Dogri language and also writes in Hindi. She has published several poetry collections that include Meri Kavita Mere Geet that brought her the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.
She is also the recipient of Padma Shri (2001) from the Government of India and Kabir Samman for poetry (2007-08) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Her acclaimed works include Tavi Te Chanhan (Rivers Tavi and Chenab, 1976), Nheriyan Galiyan (Dark Lanes, 1982), Pota Pota Nimbal (Fingertipful Cloudless Sky, 1987), Uttar Vahini (1992) and Tainthian (1992).