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Prof. Mohan Singh

Mohan Singh born 1905 at Mardan (now in Pakistan), was one of the best Punjabi poets.
He obtained a Master's degree in Persian and started his career as a Lecturer in Persian at Khalsa College, Amritsar.
Professor Singh also worked as Professor Emeritus at the Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana from 1970 to 1974 and made this industrial town of Punjab his home towards the end of his life. He died on 3 May 1978 at Ludhiana.


Prof Mohan Singh gave Punjabi poetry collections like Sanve Pattar(The Green Leaves), Buhe (Doors)and Jindran (Locks), a total of 10 poetry books and one Mahakavya.

Prof. Mohan Singh Mela

Prof Mohan Singh Memorial International Cultural Mela was organized every year by Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation .


He received Sahitya Akademi award in 1959 Wadda Vela (Poetry).

Modern Punjabi poetry

Prof. Mohan Singh was known as the father of modern Punjabi poetry. The other poets who contributed significantly to the growth of modern Punjabi poetry in the initial years include Amrita Pritam, Harbhajan Singh and Shiv Kumar Bhatalvi. Mohan Singh has been hailed as the greatest Punjabi poet of the 20th century



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