Noted historian and eminent Sikh scholar-Prof. Prithipal Singh Kapur passed away after a brief illness, on Sept. 7th. He was living at Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Throughout his life, Prof. Kapur made significant contributions to education and Sikhism. He was a respected educationist and contributed to the field of research and teaching of Sikh history for more than half a century. His original research works related to Sikh history, traditions and heritage will always guide students and readers of history. He wrote a number of books on Sikh history, Master Tara Singh and Jassa Singh Ramgarhia.
Kapur authored over a dozen books on Sikh and Punjab history apart from being involved in important academic projects. He also remained director of Punjab State University Text Book Board, Chandigarh, and Editor in Chief of the Encyclopaedia of Sikhism at Punjabi University Patiala. He was honoured with the prestigious Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Memorial Award. Prof. Kapur was not only an academic but also a politically active individual with significant associations in Sikh leadership circles.
Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC) has expressed grave sorrow over his death.Prof. Prithipal Singh Kapur's life was marked by a tireless dedication to education, Sikh scholarship, and active involvement in the Sikh community's political landscape. His passing leaves a void in the world of Sikh studies and education, but his legacy of excellence and commitment to his work will continue to inspire generations to come.