Shiv Kumar Batalvi was a poet of love temperament, he was born to a brahmin family and grew up in Batala.
He is know for many of his works like:
- Maine ek shikra yaar banaya
- Ik Kudi Jihada Naam Muhabbat Ghum Hai
He gave punjabi literature a new life.
He did not had much wish to live, and believed to have taken path of Slow suicide.
He died because of Liver failure, at his father in law house