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Chandigarh October 26, 2008

Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of a noted Sikh scholar, academician and recipient of 'Shiromani Sahitya Award', who passed away at Patiala on Saturday after a prolonged illness.

In a condolence masseage, the Chief Minister described Mr. Pritam Singh as a multi-faceted personality with vast experience of teaching spanning over 40 years and panning down several books as invaluable treasure in the Punjabi literature.

He said Dr. Pritam Singh was dedicated to the core to serve the cause of Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat in his last breath. His outstanding services towards the promotion of the Punjabi language, linguistics and literature would be ever remembered by one and all.

Mr. Badal expressed his heart felt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family and pray to the Almighty to give strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the departed soul.

Meanwhile member parliament and president SAD Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also condoled the death of Dr. Pritam Singh saying he was bestowed with the qualities of head and heart and above all was a fine human being.

Information and Public Relations Minister Mr. Birkam Singh Majithia mourned the passing away of Dr. Pritam Singh and said a void had been created in the Punjabi literary circles which was difficult to be filled. He said Dr. Pritam Singh unique contribution towards the promotion of rich Punjabi literature for children and the Punjabi writers' encyclopedia would always act as a source of inspiration for the young writer




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Dr Pritam Singh, noted Sikh scholar and recipient of Shiromani Sahitya Award passed away on Saturday after prolonged illness.

  • On Dec. 2003, a friend of Gary Singh, N S Rattan, former principal secretary, Higher Education, Punjab, and Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University compared Prof Pritam Singh to Baba Borh. ‘‘Prof Singh has done a yeoman’s service to Punjabi Sikh History and Sikh culture by collecting and preserving the old manuscripts in Punjabi,’’ said Rattan.
    • Dr. Marshal R Goodman, provost and vice-president of San Jose State University, San Jose (California) honoured Punjabi writer Prof Pritam Singh of Patiala at Panjab University
    • PU Registrar Paramjit Singh said that Prof Pritam Singh represented a unique combination of writing and verbal communication