During the inaugural function of the museum ‘Dastaan-e-Shahadat’ which is built to remember the sacrifice of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji’s martyrdom the Chief Guest, CM Charanjit Singh Channi honoured multiple Punjabi personalities. One of which was the writer and poet Surjit Patar.
Channi gave him the title of ‘Shiromani Sahitkaar’ along with a rank among the Cabinet, just like Punjabi singer Sukhwinder Singh. Also Read: Punjabi Singer Sukhwinder Singh Honored With The Title Of State Singer By CM Channi!
The CM even posted a picture along with the caption, “Singer Sukhwinder Singh honored with state singer award and Shiromani Punjabi Sahitkar award has been bestowed to eminent poet Surjit Patar during a musical evening dedicated to 'Dastan-e-Shahadat' at Sri Chamkaur Sahib. The Cabinet Rank has been accorded to both of them”, congratulating both the titleholders.
For those who are unaware, Surjit Patar has also received multiple awards in the past like ‘Punjab Sahitya Akademi Award (1979)’, ‘Padma Shri Award for Literature (2012)’ and ‘Kusumagraj Literary Award-2014’ to name a few. Also Read: Do You Know About The Original Selfie From 1979 Birmingham?