Noted academician and Sikh Scholar Dr Rattan Singh Jaggi has been honoured with Padma Shri by President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.
The 95-year-old has been conferred with the prestigious award for his enormous contribution in the field of education and literature. He is an eminent scholar of Hindi and Punjabi with Gurmat and Bhakti Movement Literature being his forte. The multilingual scholar is also well-versed in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, English and Sanskrit. Also Read : Chamkila Release Cancelled, Imtiaz Ali, Diljit Dosanjh & Parineeti Chopra Summoned- Here’s Why?
FACTS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT DR JAGGI
Reportedly, Dr Jaggi authored “Guru Granth Vishavkosh (Encyclopedia)” in 2002 as he realised the need for an encyclopaedia to answer the queries on the Guru Granth Sahib.
A volumed titled, “Guru Nanak Bani: Paathatey Vyakhya” was also prepared by Dr Jaggi in Punjabi and Hindi during the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev for the Punjab Government.
The eminent scholar who is a nonagenarian has also translated Tulsi Ramayan (Ramcharitmanas) in Punjabi.
Dr Rattan Singh Jaggi has a huge experience of having contributed more than 70 years of his life to serving and promoting Punjabi, Hindi and Gurmat literature.
His first book was published in 1965 which was titled ‘Pauranic Study of the Dasam Granth’. Ever since then, he has published over 139 books on a variety of subjects, as per a leading day.