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Prof Kartar Singh

Discussion in 'Sikh Personalities' started by Aman Singh, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Aman Singh

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    Sangeet Natak Akademi has nominated Prof Kartar Singh, director of
    the local Gurmat Sangeet Academy, for the national award-2008.
    The octogenarian, known as living legend in the field of gurmat
    sangeet, will be honoured for his contribution to gurbani. Prof
    Kartar Singh has penned four books on gurbani and related issues.
    His four books are “Gurbani Sangeet Darpan Part I”, “Gurbani Sangeet
    Darpan Part II”, “Gurmat Sangeet Darpan” and “Guru Angad Dev Sangeet
    Darpan”. He has to his credit 372 compositions of ragas.

    Born in Ghumman Ke village in Lahore, Pakistan, Prof Kartar Singh
    started to learn kirtan in 1941 from Giani Gurcharan Singh and Bhai
    Dalip Singh. He has taught music at Guru Nanak Girls College,
    Ludhiana, for 27 years and also remained head of the music department
    for sometime at the same college. He has also taught at Malwa Central
    College in Ludhiana.

    In 1999, he was appointed director of Gurmat Sangeet Akademi at
    Anandpur Sahib (run by the SGPC) and since then has been teaching
    children gurmat sangeet.

    “The award comes as Guru ki data (gift of the Almighty) for me. I was
    never in the race for any kind of award or citation. Few days ago, I
    got some documents and letter from Sangeet Natak Akademi that asked
    to fill a questionnaire pf around 23 questions. And a few days later,
    I was told that I would be conferred the prestigious honor,” said
    Prof Kartar Singh while talking to The Tribune.

    The award symbolises highest standard of excellence and achievements
    on a national basis, recognises sustained individual work and
    contribution to the practice and appreciation of arts through
    performance, teaching and scholarship. The Akademi Ratna carries Rs
    1,00,000 and Akademi Puraskar Rs 50,000 besides a tamrapatra and
    angavastram. These would be awarded to Prof Kartar Singh in March.

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  3. Aman Singh

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    Gurmat Sangeet Legend Prof Kartar Singh Ji gets Akademi Award


    It is a proud moment for sikh panth and Gurmat Sangeet sangeet lovers. Prof Kartar Singh Ji 81, Director Gurmat Sangeet Academy has received Akademi Award for his contribution to the traditional form of Gurmat Sangeet i.e. with tanti saaz in raags.
    The Sangeet Academy held this ceremony in New Delhi on 14th July, 2009 for 2008 awardees. Prof Kartar received this honor from India President.

    A little about Prof Kartar Singh Ji:
    Prof Kartar Singh was born in 1928 in Ghumanke village in Lahore district of Punjab, now in Pakistan. He was initially trained in the traditional Gurbani music by several teachers including Giani Gurcharan Singh, Bhai Sunder Singh Kasoorwale, Bhai Dalip Singh, and J.S. Bhanwra. Later, he honed his art under the guidance of Balwant Rai Jaswal.

    Among the foremost singers of Gurbani today, Professor Kartar Singh has at the same time pursued a career in the teaching of music. He taught first at the Malwa Central College of Education and later served at the Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, as Head of its department of music.

    At present, he is Director of the Gurmat Sangeet Academy at Sri Anandpur Sahib, Ropar, where he has trained a large number of students. He has participated in the Basant Gurmat Samagam during the Hola Mohalla festivities at Sri Anandpur Sahib since 2000.

    He also attended the Gurmat Samagam commemorating three hundred years of the Gurta Gaddi of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, rendering Gurbani in prescribed ragas accompanied by traditional instruments. Recordings of Shabads sung by Shri Kartar Singh have been widely disseminated.

    He has also authored several books on Gurbani music. For his work in propagating Gurmat Sangeet, he has received wide acclaim from the general public and concerned institutions.
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    A very great moment for all the Sikhs living all over the world especially for those related to Gurmat Sangeet. Prof Kartar Singh Ji 81, Director Gurmat Sangeet Academy got honour and award from the president of India for his contribution to the traditional form of Gurmat Sangeet i.e. with tanti saaz in raags. Prof Kartar Singh has the oppurtunity to revive the classical form of Gurmat Sangeet.He has also written four books on Gurmat Sangeet. So I request you to kindly acknowledge this achievement through your powerful media.Also dont forget to meet Prof Kartar Singh Ji on PTC on 26-07-09 at 17:00 Indian Standard Time


    Jaspreet Singh

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