Jaswant Singh Rahi Death,Books,Family,Biography

Name Jaswant Singh Rahi
NicknameRahi Sahab
Professionpoet, writer, communist,freedom fighter
Aged83 Years
Date of Birth1913
Death11 April 1996 (aged 83)
Birth PlaceDera Baba Nanak, Punjab
Zodiac SignLeo
NationalityIndian
CastRajput (Jaswal)
EducationNot Known
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
FatherName Not Known
MotherName Not Known
WifeSatwant Kaur from Fatehgarh Churian of Gurdaspur
ChildrenRajwant Singh Rahi,Inderjeet Singh Rahi and Sarbjeet Singh Rah,Late Ms Sukhbir Kaur (social activist and Punjabi writer),Santosh, Raj Kumari,Mohanjeet and Kanwaljeet

More Notes About Jaswant Singh Rahi

  • Jaswant Singh Rahi was a Punjabi poet, writer, communist and freedom fighter
  • He lived his whole life in Dera Baba Nanak.
  • His family had devoted itself to India’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule.
  • He was very close to Baba Pyare Lal Bedi, a Punjabi Sikh, an author and a philosopher
  • His grandchildren include Baninder Rahi (journalist and media educator who has worked with the Indian Express, The Pioneer and Daily Post).
  • He mentored writers including Rajwant Kaur Nagi and Shiv Kumar Batalvi during his early years. Batalvi spent weeks at Rahi’s house in Dera Baba Nanak.
  • He joined the Communist movement and at that time changed his name to Rahi.
  • He wrote novels, poetry, and biography in three parts.
  • He was awarded by the Punjabi Lekhari Sabha and won the Punjabi Sahit Shiromani Award.
  • Jaswant Singh Rahi won several awards for his works, and his contributions for freedom struggle:
  • Rashtriya Kavi (National Poet) by the Government of India on 26 January 1972 for his immense contribution to Punjabi literature.
  • Tamra Patra by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Books By Jaswant Sing Rahi

  • Lahoo Bhiji Chanani (1981)
  • Pauna De Tarihaey (1981)
  • Kabran Da Gulab (1982)
  • Parchhavian da sach (1988)
  • Moye phulan da mandar (1990)
  • Adhoora Safar (1991)
  • Main Kiven Jeeveya I, II, III (Autobiography)
  • Dohre Rahi De (1996)
  • Jassa Singh Ramgarhia (Poetic narrative)