Posted by: greatfoundation | March 29, 2010

We Grieve the sad demise of “Prof.Amrik Singh – Advisory Board Member”

We grieve the sad demise of GREAT Foundation’s advisory Board Member – Prof.Amrik Singh, Ex-vice Chancellor- Punjabi University,Patiala.

A brief about him:
Prof.Amrik Singh was a scholar with a deep understanding of culture and values. He was a teacher for more than 25 years and later became Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala. Though he officially retired in 1982, Amrik Singh wrote extensively on higher education and published about a dozen books and served on many academic committees. He was also the Officiating President of the National Institute of Panjab Studies, Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi. Born at Abbotabad, now in Pakistan, on September 20, 1920, Amrik Singh had a distinguished academic career. He was the Secretary of the Association of Indian Universities for a record 17 years. He is survived by his wife Harsharan Kaur, son Pradeep Singh, an IAS officer, and daughter Rachna, a pottery artist.

 Source: The Tribune India

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