CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 1: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the passing away of eminent Punjabi writer, novelist and Sahit Akademi Awardee Jaswant Singh Kanwal (101), who breathed his last at his native village Dudhike, Moga this morning after a brief illness.
In a condolence message, Captain Amarinder Singh described Kanwal as a versatile writer, who penned nearly 80 books and novels vividly portraying the rural life of Punjab. The Chief Minister also lauded the immense contribution of Kanwal towards promotion of Punjabi language, art and literature through his literary works. He further said that Kanwal would be ever remembered by one and all especially his millions of readers for his prolific writings, which lent a voice to the plight of common man grappling with several Socio-economic hardships. A void has been created with the death of Kanwal in the literary circles, which is difficult to be filled, he added.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family, Captain Amarinder Singh prayed to the Almighty to give courage to them to bear this irreparable loss and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.