Canada-based man behind Nanakshahi calendar Pal Singh Purewal lifeless

Canada-based man behind Nanakshahi calendar Pal Singh Purewal lifeless

Tribune Information Service

GS Paul

Amritsar, September 22

Canada-based Pal Singh Purewal, the architect of ‘mool’ Nanakshahi calendar, has handed away after a short sickness. He was 90.

Although his household couldn’t be contacted, Edmonton-based TV host and journalist Jarnail Singh Basota confirmed that Purewal breathed his final round 1 am (Canadian time) on Thursday at his residence at Millswood in Edmonton.

He emigrated to the UK in 1965 and labored as a senior engineer at Texas Devices earlier than shifting to Canada in 1974.

He has authored varied analysis papers establishing the authenticity of the Sikh calendar since Nineteen Sixties.

Earlier, the Sikhs and the Hindus had been following the Bikrami calendar or a lunar calendar.

Citing that the Sikhs ought to have a separate calendar as they’ve a definite identification, Purewal made concerted efforts in coordination with distinguished students solely to chalk out a calendar, which was tropical photo voltaic, termed as Nanakshahi calendar.

After getting acceptance of Akal Takht, the SGPC, below the management of Kirpal Singh Badungar, had adopted the calendar in 2003. Since then, it has been courting controversies on sure points, together with dates of non secular festivals and gurpurbs.

#Akal Takht
#Nanakshahi calendar

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