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Not to be confused with Sujan Singh of Bikaner (r. 1700–35).
Sujan Singh
ਸੁਜਾਨ ਸਿੰਘ
Born Sujan Singh
(1909-07-29)29 July 1909
Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur district, British Punjab
Died 1993 (aged 83–84)
Other names Principal Sujan Singh
Professor Sujan Singh
Occupation Writer
Known for His stories

Sujan Singh (Punjabi: ਸੁਜਾਨ ਸਿੰਘ) was a story writer of Punjab, India.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Singh was born on 29 July 1909,[1] to father S.Hakam Singh, in Dera Baba Nanak, a town of Gurdaspur district in Indian Punjab. He was brought up by his maternal grandparents and spent his early childhood days in Calcutta. After his grandparents' and father's death, he lead very bad days of his life. He got his primary education from Bal Mukand Khatri Middle School and did his Bachelor of Arts from Khalsa College in Amritsar.[1] He did his Giani (a course) and Master of Arts in Punjabi by corresponding. He worked as a bank employee, teacher, headmaster, lecturer and principal .He is known as progressive writer.He remained President of Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha,Senior vice president of Punjabi Sahitya Academy Ludhiana,member of presedium of progressive Writers Association of India and of Afro-Asian Writers Association.

He was married to Joginder Kaur.He had three sons and five daughters.[2] Bawa Balwant, a noted Punjabi poet of Punjab[3] was one of his close friends.[1]

Career[edit]

Although he is known for his stories, he wrote some essays too. His first essay, Tawian Da Waaja, was published in then monthly magazine, Likhari.[1] He published two collections of essays, Jammu Jee Tusi Barhe Raa and Khumban Da Shikar. His story anthologies includes Dukh Sukh (1939), Dukh Sukh Ton Pichhon(1944), Dedh Aadmi, Manukh Te Pashu(1954) and Kalgi Dian annian(1969)[4] and Shehar Te Garaan(1985).[1]

Awards[edit]

He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award given by the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, for his story collection, Shehar Te Garaan,[1] in 1987. He was also awarded the Best story writer of Punjabi by the Language Department of Punjab in 1972. He also wrote three books on the lives of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji(Wade Kian Wadiian),Guru Amar Dass ji(Amar Guru Rishman)and Guru Gobind singh ji(Kalgi Dian Annian) [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kaang, Kulbir Singh (2003). Sujan Singh. Makers of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 53. ISBN 81-260-1742-2. 
  2. ^ a b "Principal Sujan Singh's contribution to Punjabi literature recalled". Ludhiana. The Tribune. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Kaang, Kulbir Singh (1998). Bawa Balwant. Makers of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi. p. 77. ISBN 81-26005629. 
  4. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/title/kalgi-dian-anian/oclc/60223421

http://www.worldcat.org/title/kalgi-dian-anian/oclc/60223421


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Web India
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:26:15 -0700

A fungal disease called yellow rust, caused by the untimely heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, has partially affected the wheat crop in five districts, a minister said on Tuesday. Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania told the assembly: "Yellow ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:13:54 -0700

Power minister Sujan Singh Pathania on Friday informed the House that 109 power projects had been commissioned while 63 were pending in the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej basin. He said the power generation was disrupted for 28 days in these basins due to ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:39:58 -0700

Power Minister Sujan Singh was questioned by Maheshwar Singh, Kullu MLA, over why the families are living in darkness despite a project to electrify these villages was approved five years back in 2010 under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:48:45 -0700

SHIMLA: Realizing that there is a huge gap in irrigation potential created by the irrigation and public health department and actual utilization, the state government has announced to form a standing committee headed by agriculture minister Sujan Singh ...

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:24:33 -0700

Dhumal named sitting Minister Sujan Singh Pathania, who used to sing songs in Punjabi while other members used to make noise near his table to disrupt the House . “I understand Punjabi and can speak a better language. So there is nothing which the BJP ...
 
Times of India
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:16:30 -0700

Power minister Sujan Singh Pathania said that main reason for not providing electricity supply to three villages was that permission under the Forest Conservation Act was required as line would have to be laid through GHNP area. He said that for 39 ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:57:17 -0700

In a written reply to Manali legislator Gobind Singh Thakur, power minister Sujan Singh Pathania said as per the project implementation agreement, Allain Duhangan hydro power limited, which runs a 192 MW hydro electric project in Manali, employed 210 ...
 
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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:18:45 -0800

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