Sant Singh Maskeen (1934–2005) was a Sikh scholar and theologian known for his expertise of Gurmat and Gurbani.[1][2][3]He was honoured with the rare title of “Panth Rattan” for his services to mankind by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.


Sant Singh Maskeen
Born
Sant Singh

1934
Died18 February 2005
(aged 70)
NationalityIndian
Occupation(s)Sikh Theologian and Scholar
SpouseSunder Kaur
Theological work
LanguagePunjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Persian, Arabic
Main interestsKatha (Spiritual Lectures)

Early life edit

Maskeen Ji was born in 1934 at Lakki Marwat (now in Pakistan) to father Kartar Singh and mother Ram Kaur. In 1958 he was married to Sunder Kaur. He had three sons and two daughters. He pursued his primary education at Khalsa School (now in Pakistan) and then went to Government High School. Soon, around the age of 12, he experienced the turmoil of Partition in 1947, due to which, his family migrated to India and settled in Alwar (Rajasthan). Here, he could not continue his studies due to the language barrier because his education back in Pakistan was in Urdu and Persian. Due to poor living conditions at home, he then started looking for jobs. He worked in a factory for about three months.[4]

Works edit

He authored more than a dozen books, including Guru Chintan, Ras Dhara, Jiwan Jhalkian, Aise Jan Virle Sansare, Brahm Gyan, Gyan Da Saagar, Amrit Manthan, Ratnagar and Shabad Guru.

Honours edit

He was given the title of Panth Ratan, the highest honor awarded by one of the Takhts to an individual for their exceptional services to the Sikh cause and mankind through the message of Gurbani. He was also given Bhai Gurdas Gold posthumous award, worth rupees one lakh and, posthumously, the Gurmat Vidya Martand award by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.[5]

Death edit

Maskeen Ji died on 18 February 2005 due to a heart attack while attending a marriage in Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India.

References edit

  1. ^ "Giani Sant Singh Maskeen - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia". www.sikhiwiki.org. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  2. ^ "Giani Sant Singh Maskeen - All Gurbani Online - SikhNet Play". SikhNet. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Sant Singh Maskeen ji". Sikh Role Model. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2024.
  4. ^ Singh, Charanjeet. Jeevan Yatra (Giani Sant Singh Maskeen). Lahore Book Shop. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Sant Singh Maskeen (Panth Rattan Giani)". www.singhbrothers.com. Retrieved 22 February 2024.