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Kartar Singh Duggal

Punjabi Screenwriter Kartar Singh Duggal
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Kartal Singh Duggal was a well-known Indian  Punjabi writer. He has written various novels, short stories, and poetry in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi and English language. He was born on 1 March 1917, in Dhamyal, Rawalpindi district(now Pakistan). He earned his master’s Degree in English from Forman Christian College, Lahore. He got married to medical doctor Ayesha Duggal.

In 1942, he started his career with All India Radio and served it till 1966. In All India Radio, He has written and produced various programs and plays in the Punjabi language. From 1966 to 1973, he became the Director of the National Book Trust. Later, from 1973 to 1976,  he worked as an Information Advisor for the Ministry of Information and  Broadcasting. Duggal has founded many institutions, including The Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, the Institution of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, and the Zakir Hussain Educational Foundation. He also became  the President of Punjabi Sahitya Sabha (Punjabi Literary Society), Delhi. In 1984, Duggal got the nomination for the Fellow of Punjabi University. In 1997, he was also honored with the nomination for Rajya Sabha.

Duggal has written twenty-four collections of short stories, such as Birth Of a Song, Come Back My Master, Ikk Chhit Chananh Di, and Sonar Bangla. Sarad Poonam Ki Raat and Tere Bhanhe are his famous novels. His Poetry collections are by the name Khandhe Khandhe. In the Library of Congress, there are 118 literary works. For his contribution to Literature, he received various awards. In 1988, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan Award, by the Government of India. In 2007, he received the Sahitya Academy Fellowship Award, the highest honor by the Sahitya Academy.

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