Eminent Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana dies at 84

Tribune News Service
Patiala, January 31

Eminent novelist and short storyteller Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana, 84, breathed her last during treatment at a private hospital in Mohali in Friday.

The Padma Shri and Sahitya Akademy awardee had taken ill due to cold in the first week of January.

The novelist known for ‘Teeli da Nishaan’, ‘Sooraj te Samandar’ and others was admitted to a private hospital in Patiala and later shifted to Max Hospital, Mohali.

She retired as professor of Punjabi, and Dean, Faculty of Languages, from Punjabi University, Patiala, where she lived thereafter.

Dr Tiwana had returned her Padma Shri award against increasing intolerance in the country in 2015. 

She was awarded the Saraswati Samman in 2001 for novel Katha Kaho Urvashi. The languages department, Punjab awarded her with the Shiromani Sahitkar Award in 1987. The state government also awarded her with Punjabi Sahit Rattan Award in 2008.

Top Stories

Odisha extends lockdown till April 30, first state to do so

Odisha extends lockdown till April 30, first state to do so

CM urges Centre to stop train, air services till month-end

No need to panic over availability of PPE: Health ministry

No need to panic over availability of PPE: Health ministry

Orders placed for 1.7 crore personal protective equipment; 2...

COVID-19 death toll rises to 169, cases surge past 5,800 in India

COVID-19 death toll rises to 169, cases surge past 5,800 in India

591 new cases, 20 deaths reported in last 24 hours

Coronavirus: Punjab to launch rapid testing drive to screen 1 million people

Coronavirus: Punjab to launch rapid testing drive to screen 1 million people

Punjab, 3 other sates to share best practices to contain COV...

Modi, Trump close brief chapter of acrimony over Covid drug

Modi, Trump close brief chapter of acrimony over Covid drug

US Prez puts up effusive and pleasant front by thanking PM, ...

Cities

View All