Tribune News Service
Kurukshetra, November 9
Dr JB Goyal (90), former Professor in the Hindi Department and ex-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Languages, Kurukshetra University, has been conferred with Padma Shri by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
A former chairman of the Hindi Department of Kurukshetra University and UGC Emeritus Fellow, Prof JB Goyal has more than 30 books and 200 research papers to his credit in national and international journals.
Many books of Prof Goyal have been published from reputed research institutes like Kurukshetra University, Punjab Language Department, Haryana Sahitya Akademi, Granth Academy, Haryana Urdu Academy, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, Chandigarh, and Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar.
Prof Goyal has done important and original research and writing work on the entire Sikh literature from the 16th to 19th century, including Guru Nanak Dev, Guru Arjun Dev, Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh, which have been highly appreciated and valued by eminent scholars, intellectuals and Sikh community worldwide.
Prof Goyal has rediscovered, discussed and evaluated the innumerable and prized poetic works of Hindi composed in Gurmukhi script, which the Hindi literary world was completely unfamiliar with.
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