Chandigarh, January 17
The Akal Takht Jathedar will bestow the title of National Professor of Sikhism on Dr Kirpal Singh, an eminent historian and author of several books, including one on the Partition, early next week.
"I have got a communication that a function in this regard will be held on January 21 at the Golden Temple," said Prof Kirpal Singh, who turned 90 recently.
Even at this age, Kirpal Singh spends six to eight hours daily to supervise the editing of Gurpartap Suraj Granth, 13 volumes of which have already been published and two are under print. The granth is one of the major sources of historical events during the period of the Sikh Gurus.
Born in 1924 in Gujrawalan district, now in Pakistan, Dr Kirpal Singh, who was a founder of Oral History Department in Punjabi University, Patiala, has made a seminal contribution to the modern and medieval history of India.
Sarbjit Dhaliwal, Tribune India,