Prominent Punjabi writer, novelist and short story writer Gurdial Singh passes away. He was 83. He was one of the greatest writers of Punjabi literature and in his books he focused on the economically and socially marginalised people in rural Punjab. There are many remarkable things to know about this well known writer Gurdial Singh.
He was born in Malwa, Punjab; he started his literary career with a short story Bhaganwale in 1957. After publishing his first novel Marhi da deeva in 1964, he becomes the famed novelist. Apart from novels and short stories, he also encloses three plays, two writing style works and nine books for children. He was a professor for a longtime.
The National Book Trust translated one of his prominent novels Parsa in English. Also, his two admired novels Marhi da deeva and Addh chanini raat have been translated into English, known as The Last Flicker and night of the Half moon.
Gurdial Singh was honoured with various awards in his life, Padma Shri (1998), Jnanpith Award (2000), Sahitya Akademi Award (1975). In 2016, Sahitya Akademi had announced fellowship for him which is the highest honour of the Akademi. He was the second Punjabi writer to receive the Jnanith award.
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