Narsingh Dev Jamwal
Born1931 (age 91–92)
Notable awardsPadma Shri (2019)
Sahitya Akademi Award

Narsingh Dev Jamwal (born 1931) is an Indian writer and playwright from Jammu,[1] who has authored 48 books,[2] including Sanjhi Dharti Bakhle Mahnu (novel), which won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1978.[3] He received India's fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri (2019) for his contribution in the field of literature and education.[4]


He was born in 1931 in Bhalwal. Jamwal completed his matriculation in 1945. He joined the Jammu & Kashmir Police in 1953.[2] He also holds a master's degree in Dogri from Jammu University.[3]

In 1978, Narsingh Dev was honoured with a Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel in Dogri language, Sanjhi Dharti Bakhle Mahnu.[5] In 2008, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian theatre as a playwright.[3][6]



Awards and recognition

See also


  1. ^ "Votary of Dogri Theatre". Daily Excelsior. 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Kashmir valley basks in Padma glory". New Indian Express. 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Narsingh Dev Jamwal". Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "List of Padma Awardees 2019" (PDF). Government of India.
  5. ^ a b "Narsingh Dev Jamwal : Interesting things to know". 17 March 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "N D Jamwal to get Sangeet Natak Akademi Award". Greater Kashmir. 12 January 2009.