Gurdial Singhawell-Known Prominent Punjabi Writer is No More (Download PDF)

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Jnanpith awardee Gurdial Singh a one of the greatest Punjabi writer, novelist and short story writer passed away at Bathinda, Punjab at the age of 83 years. His novels and short stories are mainly focus on the economically and socially marginalized people in rural Punjab.

Jnanpith Awardee Gurdial Singh

About Gurdial Singh

  • Gurdial Singh was born on 10 January 1933 in Bhaini Fateh in British Punjab.
  • His first short story was Bhaganwale which he had penned in 1957.
  • ‘Marhi Da Deeva’ (1964) was his most popular novel.
  • He has written 10 novels and some of the popular novels are:
  1. Anhoe (1966)
  2. Addh Chanani Raat (1972)
  3. Anhe Ghore Da Daan (1976)
  4. Parsa (1991)
  • Two of his novels have been made into films including.
  • Many novels are translated in several Indian languages including English, on his two novels Marhi Da Deeva and Anhe Ghore Da Daan film was posturized respectively in 1989 and 2011.
  • He has paneled 12 collections of short stories and some of popular short story collections are:
  1. Saggi Phull (1962)
  2. Kutta Te Aadmi (1971)
  3. Begana Pind (1985)
  4. Kareer Di Dhingri (1991)
  • He also had written two prose works, three plays and nine books for children. Awards and Honours:
  1. Padma Shri in 1998
  2. Jnanpith Award in 2000 (second Punjabi writer to receive it after Amrita Pritam)
  3. Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975

- Published/Last Modified on: August 22, 2016

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