Nanak Singh Nishter

Show BioHide BioSardar Nanak Singh Nishter is the fourth descendant of the 12 Risaldars of the Sikh Peace Corps sent around 1830 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to help the Nizam of Hyderabad for maintaining his administration. He was Nishter is his “takhallus” – pen name. He is the icon of the peculiar Ganga-Jamuni Tehzib of Hyderabad with a post graduate degree from Osmania University. He is a social scientist, public activist, interfaith promoter, poet, orator and writer on religious and social issues. He has presented papers on Sikhism and Interfaith Relations in various National and International Seminars, conferences and Universities within the country and abroad at U.K., U.S.A., Pakistan and Bangladesh. He writes in Urdu, Hindi, English and Punjabi. He knows Persian, Arabic and Telugu. His book “Selections from Guru Granth Sahib–A scripture of Mankind” has been translated in Telugu and Marathi. He has authored 17 books, several pocket size booklets for free distribution and about 250 articles, His poetry collection “Safed Lahoo” was awarded 1 st prize in the year 2005 by the Urdu Academy Andhra Pradesh. Again in 2007, another book “Shri Guru Granth Sahib Mein Musalmano Ke Liye Hidayat” a bilingual book in Urdu and English was also awarded First prize, by the Urdu Academy. Apart from several awards, On Andhra Formation Day 2-11- 1996, he was conferred by the Government of Andhra Pradesh a Literary award at the hands of the President H.E. Shankar Dayal Sharma, at Hyderabad.

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