Surjit Patar hails from village Pattar Kalan in Kapurthala distt from where he got his surname.
He is The Numero Uno of Modern Punjabi Shayari and His Famous poetry are “Hawa Vich Likhe Harf” (Words written in the Air), “Birkh Arz Kar” (Thus Spake the Tree), “Hanere Vich Sulagdi Varnmala” (Words Smouldering in the Dark), “Lafzaan Di Dargah” (Shrine of Words), “Patjhar Di Pazeb” (Anklet of Autumn) and Surzameen (Music Land ).
He has written tele-scripts on Punjabi poets from Sheikh Farid to Shiv Kumar Batalvi.
He has held the office of the President, Punjabi Sahit Akademi.
He has been the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for Hanere vich Sulghdi Varnmala in ’93.