Eminent Punjabi writer passes away

Context: Recently, eminent Punjabi writer, novelist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, died at his house in Dhudike village in Moga district in Punjab.

More About Jaswant Singh Kanwal

  • Kanwal wrote his first book in 1940
  • He was known as ‘writer of movements’
  • His famous novel was Lahu Di Lau (Dawn of the Blood), which was published from Singapore in the 1970s
  • Lahu Di Lau (Dawn of the Blood) was smuggled to Punjab during the Emergency.
  • He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Taushali Di Hanso in 1997.
  • Kanwal penned nearly 80 books and novels including Ainion Chon Utho Surma, Mukti Maarag, Haani, Pali, Puranmaashi, Raat Baaki Hai, Sach Nu Phansi, and Civil Lines.

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