Eminent Punjabi writer and Sahitya Akademi winner Professor Niranjan Singh Tasneem passed away.
Tasneem was awarded Sahitya Akademi award in 1999 for his novel ‘Gawache Arth’ (The Lost Meaning) which was based on Punjab and lives of Punjabis in 1984. He was also awarded Punjab’s highest literary honour “Punjabi Sahit Rattan” in 2015. He had served as a professor at SCD Government College, Ludhiana.
Source: The Indian Express