A great punjabi writer who won the Sahitya Akademi 2000 award for his short stories book ( Chauthi koot). WARYAM SINGH SANDHU is the most discussed, gifted and distinguished writer of the present era. The modern Punjabi story has solidified the practicabilities of technique and theme thanks to his unique intellectual brillance. Sandhuís exceptional intellectual and artistic excellence is also evident from the fact that well-known critics of Punjabi story-writing find traces of the French and Russian classical literature in his stories. He has given a new form, a new meaning, and a new style to the Punjabi short story. Reading him is like evaluating afresh the meaning of oneís own existence.