February 24, 2008, was the 85th Giani Gurdit Singh ji. What better way to mark it than to get together and celebrate his life and achievements. Well, we did precisely that at the Punjab Kala Bhavan in Chandigarh. Sardar Tarlochan Singh, an old friend and associate of Giani ji released a book on him in … Continue reading “Giani Gurdit Singh 1923-2007”
Kirtan at home
Giani Gurdit Singh ji left us a year ago. On Thursday, January 17, 2008, the house that he build and where he lived the last many years of his life, was filled with the holy gurbani as members of the Akhand Kirtani Jatha recited shabads. Those who were close to him had gathered to remember … Continue reading “Kirtan at home”
Mera Pind, 8th edition published
Mera Pind, the classic by Giani Gurdit Singh ji has been reprinted because of popular and sustained demand for this book that has been in continuous print from 1961. The new, eighth, edition is 480 pages and has been typeset again. It is now in a bigger type face and even the original graphics made … Continue reading “Mera Pind, 8th edition published”
We are posting three tributes to Giani Gurdit Singh ji which were published in prominent newspapers. You can read what A J Philip, Senior Associate Editor, The Tribune Chandigarh, Nirupama Dutt a prominent journalist and writer and Nonika Singh a columnist for The Hindustan Times wrote about Giani ji by clicking on their names. Messages … Continue reading “Tributes”
Giani Gurdit Singh ji passed away in Chandigarh on January 17, 2007. He had recently suffered two heart attacks, which had left him weak, but he was still active till he left for his final journey. Please click here to read the news item that The Tribune carried about him.
Citation of the award
Would you like to read the translation of the citation of the Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Award 2006 conferred on Giani Gurdit Singh by the Language Department, Punjab? Please click here to read it.
India Journal article
Since we have received a number of requests for more information about Giani ji, we are reproducing here an article written by Dr Mohinder Singh, Editor of India Journal, Santa Fe Springs, CA , USA. It was published in 2004. Please click here to read the article. .
The Hindustan Times
Sahit Shiromani Puraskar for Giani Gurdit Singh Gurpreet Singh Mehak Fatehgarh Sahib, October 20 Eminent Punjabi writer Giani Gurdit Singh, known particularly for his book Mera Pind that has sustained readership over the past four decades, has been awarded this year’s Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Puraskar by the state government. Presented by the Punjab Languages Department, … Continue reading “The Hindustan Times”
Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Puraskar for Giani Gurdit Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 19 The Advisory Board of the Punjab Languages Department, which held its meeting here today, announced the Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Puraskar for the eminent writer, Giani Gurdit Singh. This is the most prestigious literary award given every year by the Department for … Continue reading “The Tribune”
Mera Pind writer honoured
Giani Gurdit Singh being honoured by the Director, Languages Department, Patiala, on February 15, 2006, at special Meet-the-Author function held at department premises.