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Dr Pritam Singh, an eminent scholar died on October 25, 2008


LA NRIs holds religious ceremony in memory of late Pritam Singh


Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2008

Kirtan and Prayers followed by Langar were organized on Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2008 at Sikh Temple, Los Angeles, California by Inder Singh, cousin of the deceased scholar, Pritam Singh


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Glowing tributes were paid for his contributions to Punjabi language, literature and Punjabiyat. Dr. Jasbir Mann who has organized International conferences on Sikh religion and scriptures, recounted his contributions and forceful advocacy of Punjabi language in Gurmukhi script.

Mohinder Singh, a prominent speaker on Sikhism and Chief Editor of India Journal newspaper in California recalled his association which started from his student days in Sikh National College, Lahore. He said that Prof. Pritam Singh’s outstanding and sustained contributions to Punjabi and Sikh Studies were not only recognized in India but also abroad. He was the “Bhisham Pitama” of the Punjabi language.






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