Avtar Singh Sandhu 'Pash' (9 September-23 March 1988) was born in a middle class peasant family in village Talwandi Salem, distt. Jallandhar (Punjab). His father Sohan Singh Sandhu, who was a soldier, used to compose poetry. Pash is one of the major poets of Naxalite Movement. In 1972 he started a magazine named 'Siar' and in 1973 founded 'Punjabi Sahit Te Sabhiachar Manch. His poetic works are: Loh Katha (1971), Uddade Bazan Magar (1974), Saade Samian Vich (1978), Khilre Hoey Varkey (1989, posthumously).