By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |
Malayan-born Karnail Singh Shounki has a penchant for Punjabi writing. In fact, he has been contributing articles and poems to local and foreign newspapers since 1955.
The 80-year-old retired Malaysian civil servant, popularly known by his nickname Shounki, has compiled his work in a book entitled Shounki Duniya.
Some of the poems selected for the book were published earlier in Kuala Lumpur-based newspaper Malaya Samachar.
Karnail was born in Rasa, Selangor, on 23 April 1939. His parents, Puran Singh and Tej Kaur, hail from Singh Pura Ambala, now in Patiala. He had his early education in Rasa, Kuala Kubu Baru and Kuala Lumpur.
The book was launched at Gurdwara Sahib Petaling Jaya on 12 April 2019.
Punjabi language is 5,500 years old (Asia Samachar, 27 June 2018)