Sujan Singh (Principal)

Sujan Singh (Principal) (29.07.1909-22.04.1993) a Punjabi short story teller born to Jamna Devi and Hakam Singh in Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur. He was married to Joginder Kaur.

He started his career as a Bank Clerk and became Punjabi teacher (Quetta, Pakistan). Later he became lecturer in Punjabi and retired as principal, Guru Nanak College, Gurdaspur.

He had a deep understanding of human mind and social relations and he stood for the down trodden and deprived section of the society. Since he was acquainted to world literature, he attempted to write short stories which can be compared with the classical short-stories of the world literature. He was also associated with progressive literary movement and it's impact can also be observed in his stories. He also attempted to retell the stories of Sikh Gurus in his own way.

He was awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection of short stories 'Shehar Te Garaan' in 1987. Punjabi Sahit Akademi Ludhiana awarded him Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Award (1985), besides numerous awards by different literary forums.

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