Chandigarh, Apr 22 (UNI) Punjab Education and Languages Minister Upinderjit Kaur today expressed deep shock over the demise of noted Punjabi story writers, poets and novelists, Prof S Soj and Mr Santokh Singh Safri who expired recently after brief illnesses.
In a condolence message Dr Upinderjit Kaur said that in the deaths of Prof Soj and Mr Safri, Punjab as well as literature world has lost writers whose writings gave it a new identity and a social purpose.
The Education Minister expressed her heart felt sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed to God to give peace to the departed souls and strength to them to bear these irreparable losses.
Prof Soj and Mr Safri known as pillars of Punjabi literature had contributed a lot to the Punjabi literature with their novels, story books, she added.
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