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Harpal Tiwana

Harpal Singh Tiwana, born on 8 August 1935 in District Ludhiana Punjab was one of the most prominent Punjabi playwrights of all time. [1]

His two ventures into film making Long Da Lishkara and Diva bale Sari Raat became landmarks in Punjabi cinema. He also directed two television productions – Sanjhi Deewar and an unfinished project on Maharaja Ranjit singh.

His famous plays include Sirhind di Deewar.[2] He established Punjab Kala Manch at Patiala along with his wife to promote local artists.[3] Both Tiwana and his wife Neena Tiwana are graduates from National School of Drama.[4] Neena Tiwana and his son Manpal Tiwana are also playing a key role in promoting the theatre in Punjab.

Harpal died in a road accident near Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, on 19 May 2002, was cremated at Badungar cremation ground at Patiala.[5]

Harpal Tiwana Foundation[6] was set up in the memory of great Punjabi theater personality[7] after his death.

References

  1. ^ "Om Puri pays tribute to stage actor". Times of India. 28 June 2003. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ http://fatehgarhsahib.nic.in/Sir_deewar.htm
  3. ^ http://www.rediff.com/entertai/apr/04puri.htm
  4. ^ http://www.ludhianadistrict.com/personality/nirmal-rishi.php
  5. ^ "Tiwana cremated". Asia Africa Intelligence Wire. 22 May 2002. 
  6. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20070506/cth1.htm
  7. ^ http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=107930

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