Partap Singh (Giani)

Giani Partap Singh (02.01.1904-10.05.1984) a Sikh theologian and preacher was born to Mathura Devi and Makhan Singh in village Nara, District Rawalpindi. He was married to Shant Kaur.

After getting primary education from his village, he joined Parcharak Vidyala in Gujranwala. He also cleared Gyani (honors in Punjabi) at Amritsar. He served in Akali Akhbar (Newspaper) at Lahore, for a short stint. Since he had good oratory skills, he was deputed as a preacher by SGPC. He had been assistant Jathedar at Akal Takhat Sahib (1948-1952), Jathedar at Keshgarh Sahib (1952) and Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib (1952-1954). He also taught students in Shaheed Sikh Missionary College for few years. He also edited and published a religious monthly Gian Amrit for many years.

His writings on Sikh history and philosophy have been serving as primary text books for the budding preachers. He had a deep understanding of religion and always stood for the lofty ideals of Sikh Gurus. He also dared to expose the misdeeds of self styled Gurus and their hollow preaching and writings.

He was awarded Tamar Patar award by Punjab Government (1972). Language Department Punjab, Patiala awarded him Shiromani Punjabi Patarkar award (1981), besides numerous other awards by other religious and social forums.

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