Gurbaksh Singh Writer

Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari (1895–1977) was a Punjabi novelist and short story writer with more than fifty books to his credit. He is also considered the father of modern Punjabi prose and received Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, New Delhi in 1971. Armed with an engineering degree from the Thomson Engineering College, now the IIT Roorkee, he also studied civil engineering at Michigan University, Ann Arbor. US. Gurbakhsh Singh established Preet Nagar township that was at equidistance between Amritsar and Lahore. Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari, through his personal charisma, brought people like Balraj Sahni,Nanak Singh, celebrity artiste Sobha Singh (painter)] and Diwan Singh, father of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Arora of Bangladesh war fame, apart from associating Faiz Ahmad Faiz,Sahir Ludhianvi, Upendra Nath Ashq and Kartar Singh Duggal,playwright Balwant Gargi, poets Mohan Singh and Amrita Pritam: the best talent of the time — with Preet Nagar.The great martyr Diwan Singh Kalepani,the great intellectual Principal Teja Singh,principal Jodh Singh were closely associated. Gandhiji was to visit here and Nehru did. Tagore was aware of it.

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1977 at age of 82


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The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

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2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
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Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
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