Former Punjabi University VC Joginder Singh Puar passes away at 87

Joginder Puar

The former vice-chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Joginder Singh Puar, passed away on Thursday. He was 87 years old and had served as the university V-C from 1993 to 1999.

A promoter of Punjabi language, he began serving the Punjabi University in the Languages Department in 1972. He moved to Guru Nanak Dev University in 1986 as a professor. He returned to Punjabi University as V-C in 1993.

In an attempt to inculcate the habit of punctuality in students, he was often known to close down the gates of the university for the latecomers.joginder Puar

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He wrote various books on Punjabi grammar and also served as editor of Deshsewak newspaper.

Puar did his schooling from a government school at Ladhewali village in Jalandhar after which he moved to England for higher studies.

His last rites will be performed at his native place here at 2 pm on Thursday. He is survived by wife Ratnesh and daughter Maninder.

-PTC News