Rupi Kaur, the Sikh-Canadian poet sensation whose first book has sold more than a million copies, has been named as The Chic Sikh Of The Year 2017 by an online Sikh magazine.
The 25 year old writer and one of Instagram’s favourite poets won the honour from sikhchic.com. Last year, it was Khalsa Aid fonder Ravinder Singh.
Rupi is the author of Milk and Honey, her first book which spread like wildfire on social media platforms. Her recent collection of poems The Sun and Her Flowers has sold a million copies since its release in October.
In a report that appeared yesterday, PBS News Hour described her as an ‘insanely successful young poet’ (See: Listen to Rupi Kaur, one of the most popular poets in the world, read her work).
Towards the close of the year, Rolling Stone ran a story on her, badging her the ‘Queen of the ‘Instapoets’. It said: With almost 2 million followers, Kaur has made her straightforward poetry about love, heartbreak and womanhood a global sensation. See here.
The selection is based on nominations received its from readers. This year, it said 20 individuals, institutions or groups were nominated for the honour.
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They included Gurmehar Kaur (Activist, India), Jasleen Kaur (Astronaut, USA), Lilly Singh (Comedian, Canada), Manka Kaur Dhingra (Senator, Washington State, USA), Preet Kaur Didbal (Mayor, Yuba City, California, USA), Duleep Singh (late – Maharajah-Emperor, Kingdom of Punjab), Gurbir Singh Grewal (Attorney General, New Jersey, USA), Jagmeet Singh (Leader, NDP, Canada), Jagraj Singh (late – Basics of Sikhi), Jaspreet Singh (Poet/Novelist, Canada), Manjinder Singh Sirsa (Activist, Punjab), Manmeet Singh Bhullar (late – MPP, Alberta, Canada), Narinder Singh Kapany (Scientist-Philanthropist, USA), Ravinder ’Ravi’ Singh Bhalla (Mayor, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA), Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (MP, United Kingdom) and Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Canada).
“We at sikhchic.com join our readers from around the world in congratulating Rupi Kaur and wishing her all power and strength, success and grace, in her continuing endeavours.
“We wish her and her loved ones every blessing and happiness in the New Year and in the years to come,” the website said.
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