Though Punjabi Bhawan, like Rome, was not built in a day, it may yet take many more years to give shape to the dream of its founding fathers, Bhai Jodh Singh and Dr Sher Singh. Dr Sher Singh and Bhai Jodh Singh were both men of vision and action. They planned to set up Punjabi Sahit Akademi with a modest target of enrolling 100 members. The Akademi was formally established on April 24, 1954. It was, at that time, perhaps the first literary organisation of its kind in the entire country.