Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 23
Rich tributes were paid to late eminent Punjabi folk singer Gurmeet Bawa and Kulwant Singh Suri, biggest names in city’s cultural and literary scape. Various cultural organisations and members of the fraternity held commemoration ceremonies. Both of them passed away on Sunday due to prolonged illness.
Punjab Naatshala hosted a commemoration ceremony for Kulwant Singh Suri that was attended by Suri’s family members including his son Navdeep Suri and Kulbir Suri and younger brother. A prominent publisher-turned-writer, Kulwant Singh Suri, was the son of renowned lyricist, novelist and freedom fighter Nanak Singh. The ceremony was attended by prominent writers including Dr Parminderjit Singh, Arvind Pal Singh, Sarbjit Singh Chhina, Nirmal Arpan, Iqbal Kaur, Artinder Kaur, Dev Dard, Deep Davinder, Upinderjit Singh Arora and others. Noted theatre person Kewal Dhaliwal, too, was in attendance.
IAFA also held a memorial for Gurmeet Bawa and Kulwant Singh Suri that was attended by RMS Chinna, Shivdev Singh, president, IAFA, and many other artists and members of IAFA. General secretary, IAFA, Arvinder Chamak shared the achievements and contribution of the two personalities in the field of literature and music.
Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa visited the family of Gurmeet Bawa and expressed his condolences.
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