Hitkari, S.S. (d:2008) was a well-known figure on the Indian Craft scene. A retired commissioner of Income Tax he had one of the largest and most extensive collection of Phulkaris and Sanjhi paper cuts in India. He not only contributed towards preserving this heritage but lectured and wrote extensively on the subject. His efforts, for the revival of Phulkari embroidery and Sanjhi, have seen a resurgence in these craft and opened livelihood opportunities for a large numbers. An expert on the crafts of Punjab his interest and erudition extended to other fields also.