(Poet, Painter/Sculptor, Photographer and Publisher)
*Born : Oct. 20, 1958, Jagraon, Ludhiana ( Punjab) .
* Parents: Smt. Mohinder Kaur and S. Mohan Singh
* Education: M.A. English 1981 and MA Fine Arts 1985.
*Began painting as a hobby during school days and poetry in college days during graduation.
One Man Shows: (Paintings and Photography)
* Poster Poems :
(Poster colours on paper)Held 35 one man shows of 70 “Poster Poems” based on the
Punjabi Poetry from Baba Sheikh Farid to contemporary poets from 1987 to 1990
throughout North India to mark his presence for common man against voilence of
terroists and police.
* Desire :
(Oil on canvas) a series of 35 oil paintings:
*20-23 Feb 1997 at Thakar Art Gallery, Amritsar.
* 19-23 March 1997 at Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
* Dec. 12, 1998 to Jan. 11, 1999 at Patiala Art World, Patiala.
*'The Quest :
(Mix Media on Paper)
at Indus Ind Gallery Chandigarh from Feb. 17 to March 3, 2000.
* Leela :
(Oil on canvas)at The Mall, Ludhiana from June 2003.*
at Press Club of India 2007 *
*The Speaking Tree:
from November 16-21 ,2005 at Academy of Arts and Literature
Siri fort Institutional Area ,New Delhi *
* The Dancing Lines :
at gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana 2008
at Govt. Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh 2008 *
(Oil on canvas) at Museum and Art Gallery, Punjabi University, Patiala 28 feb.
to 27 march, 2010 *
Jan.7 Feb -5, 2011 at Gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana *
(Oil on canvas) July 9-10,2011 at Ambedkar Hall, Southall, England organized by Adara Shabd. *
*EVOLUTION-II : An Instalation in Stainless Steel
(Sculpture in stainless steel) 12-12-2012 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - an
installation to mark the Evolution of Tools and Language in stainless steel at Flag Chowk.
(Size 7 ft. width x 8 ft. length x 17 ft. height)
*UDASIAN BABE NANAK DIAN:
(June 13-14 Toronto , Canada during World Punjabi Conference-2015}
An Exhibition of Paintings( Oil and Natural Pigments on Canvas) depicting travels (Udasian) of
Guru Nanak Dev ji, indicating the Guru in dialogue with different segment of society during his
40000 Miles travels.
(June 4-5 FRESNO ,2016 USA during World Punjabi Conference-2016 and June 16 in New York)
An Exhibition of Paintings ( Oil and Natural Pigments on Canvas) depicting travels (Udasian) of
Guru Nanak Dev ji.
(June 23-25 -JUNE 2017 Toronto , Canada during World Punjabi Conference-2017}
*Punjab Lalit Kala Academy 1990,
* Art India, Ludhiana, 1991-1992.
*Art Heritage, Jalandhar, 1997, 1998
* Nijh World Society: Paint for Justice Nov.2012
Twelve books of Poetry
*Dayrian Di Qabr Chon, 1985.
* Awaggya, 1987.1998,2013
* Dard Piadey Hon Da, 1990, 1998,2013.
*Dehi Naad, 1994. 2013.
* Kala Hashia Te Sooha Gulab, 1998.
*Kameshwari 1999. 2013.
*Desire (English) 1999. 2013.
*Aashram, 2005 , 2013.
* MAA 2008, 2013.
*Tarqheen Yudh ( Hindi)- 2012
*Kameshwari (English) -2012
* TE MAIN AYA BASS Poetry 2013
*Sada Ronda Ey dil Mahia 2009 (Translation of poems by Uzbek Poetess Uktamoy Kholdrova into
* Jalgeet (Translation of Telgu long poem by N. Gopi into Punjabi)*Translated Kashmiri, Tamil, Telgu,
Bangali, Manipuri and Kannada Poetry into Punjabi for Sahitya Academy Delhi 2009- 10- 11-12
* Presented poetry in Poetry Festivals
at Delhi, Bangluru, Shimla, Hydrabad,Srinagar, Patiala and Ludhiana organized by
Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.
and SAARC festival of Literature at Delhi-2010, Amritsar 2012
Represented Punjabi Language at All India Radio Poetry Symposium at Hydrabad 2014
th Broadcated in all Indian languages on 26 January 2014 from all radio stations of India
Research paper on book Amrita Shergill by Dr Tejwant Gill 2009 Art Council Chandigarh
On Maya- a novel by Surinder Neer of Jammu-n-Kashmir at Punjabi Uni. Patiala 2013
*Presentatations on Radio and TV
*Participated in more than 125 programmes ( Poery recitations, Interviews and
Discussions on Art and literature on All India Radio Jalandhar and New Delhi
*Participated in more than 175 programmes (Kavi Darbars, Interviews and Discussions
on Art and literature on Doordarshan Jalandhar and New Delhi
*Represented Punjabi Language as Poet at All India Radio Poetry Symposium at
th Hydrabad 2014 (Translated into all Indian languages and broadcasted on 26 January
2014 from all Radio Stations of India)
* A documentary on my life (as a poet and Artist)was made by ZEE TV and telecasted
many times in India, US and Canada.
*Gurmukh Singh Musafir Award
Department of Languages Punjab Govt.
in 1990 and 1994
*Mohan Singh Mahir Award
From GND University, Amritsar, 1991
*Sant Ram Udasi Puraskar 1990
Janvadi Sahit Sabha, Bhadaur
*Safdar Hashmi Award 2009
Punjab Electricity Board Sahit Sabha, Patiala
* Sahit Academy, Ludhiana Award-2009
Sahit Academy, Ludhiana
* Best Poet Award-2015
World Punjabi Conference-2015 , Toronto, Canada
*Editor-Literature and Arts, Quami Rajniti 1985-1987
*Editor-Literature and Arts The Mehram 1987 to 1990.
Edited Special issues on Punjabi Literature:
Umeed- ( Hindi Literary Monthly from Behraiech UP) Punjabi Sahit Special Issue-2001 (Edited
and Translated into Hindi)
Mehram (Monthly from Nabha) Parvasi Punjabi Sahit ank 2002
Permanent Collection on display:
* Punjabi University , Patiala at Museum and Artgallery,( Punjab).
* Punjabi Academy, Delhi
* Vidya Infosis, Ludhiana.
* Gwendolyn C. Harrison Indiana, USA
* Dorothy Mc Mohan Indiana, USA
* Devinder Chandan, U.K.
* Ujagar Singh Kanwal, Canada
* Uktamoy Khaldrova, Uzbekistan
* Indian Embassy in Afganistan
* Dr. S S Noor, Delhi
* Amarjit Grewal, Jatinder Preet and Amrita Chowdhry Ludhiana
* Toledo City, Philippines
* Charanjit Bath(The Saugi King) Fresno USA
*Tejwinder Brar, Nanaimo BC, Canada
* Julia Virk Surrey BC Canada
*Dr Sadhu Singh Surrey BC Canada
*Vera Canterbury, Crowley Texas USA
*Punjab Agricultral University, Ludhiana .
*Guru Granth Bhawan, Punjabi University Patiala
and many more with individual collectors.
*Into Publishing & Printing Since 1990 business in the establishment:
1978/2, Maharaj Nagar, Behind Circuit House, Ludhiana
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