Why did Sahir Ludhianvi not marry Amrita?
Among the many reasons for the failure of her marriage, perhaps the most prominent was her unrequited love for the famous poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Her obsession with him can be gauged by a diary entry she made decades later, in 1986, when she wrote, ‘Aaj mera Khuda mar gaya (Today my God died)’.
Was Sahir Ludhianvi married to Amrita Pritam?
Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam were never married but their love for each other was known widely. On Sahir’s 101st birth anniversary, recalling the time when he told his mother that Amrita was the only woman he could have married.
Did Sahir love Amrita?
Deeply committed to his mother Sardar Begum, Sahir had a quasi-oedipal predilection for Amrita as she was also a couple of years older to him.