Ram Sarup Ankhi

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Ram Sarup Ankhi
Born Ram Sarup
(1932-08-28)28 August 1932
Dhaula (now Sangrur district), British Punjab
Died 14 February 2010(2010-02-14) (aged 77)
Barnala, East Punjab (Indian Punjab)
Occupation Writer, Novelist, Poet
Known for Partapi, Kothe Kharhak Singh

Ram Sarup Ankhi (Punjabi: ਰਾਮ ਸਰੂਪ ਅਣਖੀ) was a Sahitya Akademi Award winner[1] Punjabi writer,[2] novelist and poet of Punjab. He started as a poet but ended up as a fiction writer. He received Sarb Shresht Sahitkaar award in 2009.[3]

Early life[edit]

Ankhi was born on 28 August 1932, to a Brahmin family, in the village of Dhaula in [[barnala district]][2][3] of Indian Punjab. He left his college-study and did agriculture and then got a job as a school teacher and got retired in 1990. He married thrice[2] and survived by his widow, three daughters and two sons.

Career[edit]

He started his career as a poet but ended as fiction writer. There are 15 novels, eight-story-books and five poem collections to his credit.[2] He mostly wrote about the village life of Punjab; about farmer suicide and indebtedness and drug addiction etc.[1] His well-known works includes Kothe Kharhak Singh (1985),[4] Partapi (1993),[5] Dulle Di Dhab (2003), Salphas,[6] Kanak Da Qatleam.[7] Malhe Jharhian (1988)[8] and Apni Mitti De Rukh (2004) are the autobiographies.

Awards[edit]

He received the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters in 1987 for his novel Kothe Kharhak Singh.[9] He received many more including, Kartar Singh Dhaliwal award of 1992 from Panjabi Sahit Akademi, Ludhiana and Sarb Shresht Sahitkaar award in 2009.[3]

Notable books[edit]

Stories
  • Sutta Naag (1966)
  • Kachcha Dhaga (1967)
  • Manukh Di Maut (1968)
  • Teesi Da Ber (1970)
  • Khaara Duddh (1973)
  • Adha Admi (1977)
  • Kadon Phirange Din (1985)[10]
  • Kidhar Jaawan (1992)[11]
  • Chhad Ke Na Ja (1994)
Novels
  • Kothe Kharhak Singh (1985)[4]
  • Partapi (1993)[5]
  • Dulle Di Dhab (2003)
  • Kaidan[12]
Autobiographies
  • Malhe Jharhian (1988)[8]
  • Apni Mitti De Rukh (2004)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Writers' remember feted author late Ram Sarup Ankhi". Barnala. The Times of India. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Chandan, Amarjit. "Ram Sarup Ankhi 1932–2010". ApnaORG. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ram Sarup Ankhi finally gets his due, to get Sarab Shresht Sahitkaar award". Ludhiana. The Indian Express. 4 July 2009. p. 2. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2006 (reprint)). Kothe Kharhak Singh. Sahitya Akademi. ASIN B003DRHBGI. 
  5. ^ a b Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2010 (reprint)). Partapi. Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7538-113-1. 
  6. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2007). Salfaas. Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7142-125-1. 
  7. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2007). Kankan Da Katleam. Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7142-377-1 Check |isbn= value (help). 
  8. ^ a b Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2007 (reprint)). Malhe Jharhian. Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7142-208-1. 
  9. ^ Official list of Awardees Sahitya Akademi website.
  10. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (1985). Kadon Phirange Din. Panjabi Writers' Co-operative Society. 
  11. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (1992). Kidhar Jaawan. Raghbir Rachna Pralashan. 
  12. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2006). Kaidan. Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd. p. 148. ISBN 978-81-7142-043-8. 
  13. ^ Ankhi, Ram Sarup (2004). Apni Mitti De Rukh. Lok Geet Prakashan. p. 127.