i wrote on pritam ramdaspuri last week. let me pick up from that thread.
there were a few more poets of the pritam ramdaspuri genre. the names, off hand, come to my mind are: Gurdas Ram Alam, Narender Khedi, Khushi Ram Pagal, Hazara Singh Mustak, Charan Singh Safri, Sucha Ram Jakhmi Jalandhari, Charan Das Nidhadak, Hans Raj Bhukha and some more. i have the pleasure to listen to most of them in my younger days in jalandhar. i have no information wheather their writings are available in print or not except those of (some of the works) Gurdas Ram Alam and Charan Singh Safri. many of them remained unsung in their life time. it will be good, if something is done to collect and bring to light the poetry of these worthy sons of of the punjab. their contribution and thoughts will remain, nevertheless, as Dr. Iqbal said:
उडाए कुछ बरक लाला ने कुछ नर्गिस ने कुछ गुल ने, चमन में हर तरफ बिखरी हुई है दास्ताँ मेरी ,
उड़ाई कुछ कुमरिओं ने तुतिओं ने अन्दलिबो ने चमन वालों ने मिल कर लूट लि तर्जे फुगहन मेरी !
poets are, to my mind, are not ordinary people. they say extra ordinary things with ease. i think there is a need to remember them. they contributed immensely to the cause of the downtrodden and the vision of Guru Ravidas and also to the lofty ideals and mission of Dr. Ambedkar in transforming the indian polity and society from a political democracy, as stipulated in the indian constitution, to social and economic one.