Kirpal Singh Narang
Kirpal Singh Narang was an Indian historian, educationist and the vice-chancellor of Punjabi University. He was the second in line of the vice-chancellors of the university (1966–75) and the longest serving among them. Born on 12 April 1912 in Amritsar in Punjab of the British India, he published several books on the history of Punjab and Sikhs, which included four volumes of Punjab history and a book on Islam. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1975, for his contributions to education and literature.