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Chandigarh, October 26, 2008

The Education and Languages Minister Punjab Dr. Upinderjit Kaur today expressed deep shock at the sad demise of famous Punjabi writer and academician Prof. Pritam Singh who expired after prolonged illnesses at Patiala.

In a condolence message Dr. Upinderjit Kaur said that in the death of Prof. Pritam Singh, Punjab as well as literature world has lost a writer whose writings gave it a new identity and a social purpose.

The Education Minister expressed heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed to God to give peace to the departed soul and strength to bear this irreparable loss.







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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