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Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari (1895–1977) was a Punjabi novelist and short story writer. He received Sahitya Akademi Fellowship, New Delhi in 1971[1].

Armed with an engineering degree from the Thomson Engineering College, now the IIT Roorkee, he also studied for civil engineering at the Michigan University, US[2].

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Preet Nagar

Gurbaksh Singh established Preet Nagar township that was at equidistance between Amritsar and Lahore. Gurbax Singh Preetlari, through his personal charisma, brought people like Bhisham Sahni, Balraj Sahni, Nanak Singh, celebrity artiste Sobha Singh and father of Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Arora of Bangladesh war fame, apart from associating Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Sahir Ludhianvi, Upendra Nath Ashq and Kartar Singh Duggal, playwright Balwant Gargi, poets Mohan Singh, Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam — the best talent of the time — with Preet Nagar [3].

Preet-Lari

To share his vision and philosophy of life with others, he started the journal Preet-Lari in 1934[4].

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