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Prof. Gurbhajan Singh Gill
Prof. Gurbhajan Singh Gill 

Ludhiana, December 07, 2015 (Neel Kamal Sonu): For his contribution towards Punjabi language and culture, the Punjabi University, Patiala has awarded fellowship for a period of three years to noted Punjabi writer Prof. Gurbhajan Singh Gill. This fellowship has been awarded for a project named "Kheti-Bari Lok Dhara", which is related to agriculture folklore. 

Thanking the Punjabi University syndicate for this prestigious honour, Prof. Gurbhajan Singh Gill said that he served the Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana for more than three decades and he would take help from the agri varsity for this project. He is also the former president of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Ludhiana and chairman of Maharaja Dalip Singh Memorial Trust, Bassian Kothi.

In a press release issued here today, Dr Sukhdev Singh Sirsa and Dr Anoop SIngh, President and General Secretary, Punjabi Sahit Akademi respectively, said that Prof. Gill has always worked wholeheartedly for the promotion of Punjabi language and culture on all forums, whether national or international. They said that they are thankful to Punjabi University Patiala for honouring him with such a prestigious honour.

Prof. Gill was recently awarded fellowship by Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Ludhiana as well as the Shiromani Sahitkar Award by Punjab Government.

Apart from several national and international awards, Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill has 16 books on Punjabi poetry to his credit, which includes Gulnaar, Sheesha Jhooth Bolda Hai, Har Dhukhda Pind Mera Hai, Bol Mitti Daya Baweya, Agan Katha, Khair Panja Paaniya Di, Dharti Naad, Phullan Di Jhanjhar, Paardarshi, Mor Pankh, Mann Tandoor, Camera Di Akh Boldi, Surkh Samundar, Do Harf Raseedi, Mann De Boohe Baariya and Tareya Nal Galla Kardeya.

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