Kartar Singh Duggal (1 March 1917 – 26 January 2012) was an Indian writer who wrote in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi ad English. His works include short stories, novels, dramas and plays. His works have been translated into Indian and foreign languages.

Kartar Singh Duggal from Amarjit Chandan Collection

He has served as Director, All India Radio. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Government of India in 1988.In 2007, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour given by Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters. (Excerpts taken from Wikipedia).

I had a chance to interact with him when his transliteration of Guru Granth Saheb was at its first stages of publication. I ended up reviewing and assessing the first 100 pages as did Dr. B. S. Rattan, former Acting Principal of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University – it was interesting to debate with him regarding his new work and learn about him.

My heartfelt condolences…