Renowned poet Sardar Anjum passes away

July 9, 2015: Renowned poet Sardar Anjum passes away after long illness. He was 73 years old. He was awarded with Padma Bhushan in 2005. Dr Anjum, who has written at least 25 books and made a television serial “Goongi Tarikh” on Punjab terrorism in 1990, was conferred with the Punjab Rattan in 2001 and Padma Shri in 1991. Ap art from that, Dr Anjum got “The Millennium Peace Award” from the then US first lady Hillary Clinton in 2000. Dr. Anjum has also received 18 state awards for his literary works and activities. Dr Anjum was also the former chairman of Punjab Arts Council in Chandigarh. He had suffered from brain stroke and was treated for the same for the last few months.