|Name||Jaswant Singh Rahi|
|Profession||poet, writer, communist,freedom fighter|
|Date of Birth||1913|
|Death||11 April 1996 (aged 83)|
|Birth Place||Dera Baba Nanak, Punjab|
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Wife||Satwant Kaur from Fatehgarh Churian of Gurdaspur|
|Children||Rajwant 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)