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GNDU prof honoured at London for translating Shakespeare

PTI   London, July 22, 2013
First Published: 14:54 IST(22/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:16 IST(22/7/2013)

Surjit Hans, an 82-year-old Indian professor who translated all works of William Shakespeare into Punjabi, has been honoured with a bust of the 18th century Bard of Avon at Ealing Mayor's parlour here.

Ealing Mayor Kamaljit S Dhindsa and deputy leader of the Labour Party of Ealing Council Ranjit Dheer presented the bust to Hans in appreciation of his works including translation of 38 plays of Shakespeare.

Hans, taught history at Amritsar's Guru Nanak Dev university, said he is currently translating Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species' into Punjabi.

Virendra Sharma, Labour MP, Onkar Sahota, London Assembly Member for Ealing and Hillingdon, Hari Singh, leading NRI solicitor and founder chairman of the HS Law solicitors and several councillors were present on the occasion last night.

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