Sikh studies scholar passes away

Sikh studies scholar passes away

Dr Jodh Singh

Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 20

A former professor of Sikh studies at Punjabi University, Dr Jodh Singh (79) passed away today. He had been suffering from the alzheimer’s disease for the past four years. He was born in Gurdaspur.

He was also editor-in-chief of Sikh Encyclopaedia published by the university. Dr Jodh Singh, who started his academic journey from Benaras Hindu University with a degree in philosophy, had joined Punjabi University as Professor at the department of Sikh encyclopaedia.

He worked on Sikh thought, philosophy and Gurbani. He also translated the ‘waran’ written by Bhai Gurdas into English apart from translating Guru Granth Sahib into Hindi. He also worked on “banis” of Dasam Granth.

He was a member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.

Dr Satnam Singh Sandhu, University Dean, Languages, and Head, Department of Distance Education, said: “A number of his lectures on Dasam Granth are available where he expressed his firm openions on the topic. His daughter-in-law is an assistant professor at the university while two professors on the campus, who were his students, are carrying forward his legacy of work of Punjabi adaptation of Sikh encyclopedia. It’s fourth volume is expected to be out in a year.”

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh expressed his condolences on his demise.

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