Gurdeep Pandher is an India born Canadian poet. Gurdeep has written three books, two in English and one in Punjabi. He was author of NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla's biography, "Among the stars!: life and dreams of Kalpana Chawla". Kalpana Chawla died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster which occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle disintegrated over Texas during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, with the loss of all seven crew members. The book traces Kalpana Chalwa's family roots, her childhood and her ascent to fame. He also wrote a book in Punjabi poetry "Mitti De Ghar" using folk and agricultural symbols. Gurdeep also wrote a book of poetic songs, "Diving into the Heart". Gurdeep's poetry has been featured in leading publications across the globe including Advance Magazine, USA.