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Profile : Gurcharn Rampuri

First name:Gurcharn
Last Name:Rampuri
Address:1057 Walls Avenue Coquitlam
Zip:V3K 2T8
State:British Columbia

Gurcharan Rampuri
was born at Rampur (Panjab) India in January 23,1929. He started writing poetry in 1944. First volume of his poems was published in 1953 which reached Moscow Library and 12 poems from it were translated in Russian to be included in an anthology published by Skate Publishing house of Artistic Literarture Moscow in 1957. He was the youngest of 5 living Panjabi poets included. The ages of the poets included ranged from 85 to 28 years. He earned his B.A. degree from Panjab University Chandigarh, India. He has published 8 volumes of his poems. His poems have also been translated in English and Hindi. He is planning to publish his selected poetry in English soon. He immigrated to Canada in 1964 and earned his living working as a municipal clerk, cloth-merchant, journalist and electrical draftsman. He founded a Writers Association at Ranpur in 1953 and several writers organisations in Canada. He is active in Panjabi Writers Forum Vancouver and TWUC.

Date of Birth: January 23, 1929

Place of Birth: Rampur (Punjab) India

Address: 1057 Walls Ave., Coquitlam, B.C. Canada V3K 2T8

Phone No.: (604) 939-8665


Writing Since: 1944

Immigrated to Canada: 1964

Citizenship: Canadian


1. Kankan Di Khushbo 1953
2. Qaul Qarar 1960
3. Kirnan Da Ahlanan 1963
4. Annhee Gali 197
5. Kanchni
6. Qatalgah 1985
7. Agnaar 1993
8. Aj Ton Aaranbh Tak 2001
9. Dohavali 2004
10. Nadi Naad (2CDs) 2002
11. Sanjha Asman (Urdu Script): 2002
12. Pare Ka Nagar (Hindi Translation) 2002

Translations In:

1. Russian – Published in “Anthology of Modern State Publishing House of Punjabi Poetry” 1957 (5 Poets) Artistic Literature Moscow
2. English Poems included in “Green Snow” Vista Publications P.O. Box 1641 (Anthology of Asian Poets in Canada) Cornwall (Ontario) Canada K6H 5V6 Translation of poems published in Toronto Review, Nimrod International, Expanding Circle, New Letters, Re-markings etc.

Member of:

Punjabi Writers form – Vancouver, B.C.
Central Punjabi Writers Association Punjab India
Executive Positions: Previously held in many literary organizations

Literary Awards:

Punjabi Likhari Sabha Rampur, India 1980
Lok Likhari Sabha Amritsar, India 1980
Panjabi Sahit Akadamy Chandigarh, India
1982 Panjab Languages Department Patiala, India
1984 Nand Lal Noorpuri Award (U.S.A.) 1987
Sain Bulle Shah Award Denmark 1992
Rim Jhim Broadcasting Vancouver 1993
B.C. Cultural Foundation Vancouver, B.C. 1994
K.S. Dhaliwal Award Ludhiana, India 1997
Grd. Youth Association Surrey, Canada 1998
Panjabi Lekhak Manch Vancouver, B.C. Canada 1999
Canadian Panjabi Kala Manch 1999
Panjabi Likhari Sabha Calgary (Alb.) Canada 2003
Manjit Memorial International Literary Award Vancouver, B.C. Canada 2003
Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver 2006
Best Writer Award Newspaper PARVASI 2006
Lekhak Manch Vancouver, B.C. Canada ) 2007
Life Achievement Award for Outstanding ) Contribution to Panjabi Language, Literature) and Culture )
Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Achievement Award for Contribution to Punjabi Literature 2009

Member Since: 2010-05-31
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