Sagar Sarhadi GALLERY

Khalsa College Library has a gallery of distinguished author Sardar Sagar Sarhadi ji who wrote several short stories, dramas, scripts, dialogues in Hindi and Urdu. As rightly said by Israelmore Ayivor, “We live for our unfulfilled dreams when we are alive. Our fulfilled dreams live for us when we are gone!”, he leaves behind many cherishing works.


Sardar Sagar Sarhadi (May 11,1933 —March 21, 2021) Born as Ganga Sagar Talwar in Baffa, near Abbottabad city, now Pakistan, the writer is said to have adapted the title 'Sarhadi' to carry the connection of the frontier province with him.

He wrote 26 short stories, 10 full length plays, 13 one act plays in Urdu which later translated in Hindi. He became famous as a scriptwriter and dialogue writer for blockbuster movies such as Goonj (1974), Alingan (1974), Kabhi Kabhi (1976), Doosra Aadmi (1977), Karmayogi (1978) Noorie (1979), Silsila (1981), Chandni (1989), Bazaar (1982), Fassle (1995), Anubhav (1971), Zingadi (1976), Rang (1993), Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000); Karobaar (2000); Chausar (2018) and his much critically acclaimed movie Bazaar (1982).

He was a notable alumnus of Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science, and Commerce (Autonomous).

About Sagar Sarhadi Gallery:

The Khalsa College Library is preserving his memory in the form of “Sagar Sarhadi Gallery” which is his own collection of 3000 books donated by Talwar Family and curated by Guru Nanak Khalsa College Alumni Association.

His movies have the literary touch as he himself was a voracious reader and had in his possession more than 3000 books of various genres including Theatre, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Psychology, Philosophy, Autobiographies, so on. 

Sagar Sarhadi Saab lived with books and his love for books is reflected in his books collection. Sagar Sarhadi Gallery is a replica of his stacks at his place and treasure saved for the future generations in this heritage building.

This Gallery is open to all to explore the collection of Sagar Sarhadi Saab. The collection is useful for aspiring theatre, movie artists as well as for the students of literature and social sciences.

Facilities available:

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