Prit Pal Singh Betab originally belongs to village Kharhi Sharmsaal Distt. Poonch. Born on 26th July, 1949 AD Betab graduated, from Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College Jammu, passed his Masters Degree in Political Science and LLB (Professional) from Jammu University and joined J&K Government as Under Secretary in 1977 AD as a K.A.S. Officer.A face of modem Urdu poetry in J&K State, Betab published his 1st collection of Ghazals and Nazms entitled "Pesh Khyma" in 1980 AD which received "Best Book Award" from J&K Cultural Academy in the year 1981-82. Betab published his second collection of poetry in 1984 AD entitled "Saraab-Dar-Saraab" and third collection entitled "Khud Rung" in 1995.

The "Third Strand" a translation of Betab's Urdu Nazms in English was published by "Writers' Workshop Calcutta" in 1999 AD. Another Ghazal collection of Betab in Devnaagri Script entitled "Cactus-Aur-Gulab" was also published in the year 1999 AD.

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