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Gill Moranwali

$3,924.00 (raised so far)

About Gill Moranwali

Gill Moranwali (Mohinder Singh Gill) was born on May 20, 1937 and passed away on November 6, 2017.

Gill Moranwali came to Canada in July 1970. He worked in a local tire factory until his retirement. Despite his struggles with systemic racism and classism in Canada, he managed to provide the very best for his family and to keep his love of poetry alive. Mohinder Gill wrote over 70 books of Gazals, poetry and narratives in the Punjabi language, and is the recipient of many awards from the Punjabi community. His most honoured work speaks to the oppression of Indian women and those most marginalized in society.

In his memory, Mohinder Gill’s family has established the Gill Moranwali Memorial Fund at UBC.

The impact of your support

The Gill Moranwali Memorial Fund honours Mohinder Gill’s dedication to Punjabi language and poetry. Your contributions will support students working in the areas of Punjabi language, Punjabi literature, or Punjabi cultural studies at UBC.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • I have had the distinct honour to know Mr. Gill Moranwali. His human warmth, humility, serenity and hospitality stood out for me throughout the years. I found particular inspiration in his poetry, of which he gifted me several of his books: “Free your heart from all resentments - To the fraternity of the good attach.” (From his: Fragrance of Colours, 2014, p. 15) He will be sorely missed.

  • Mohinder was wonderfully warm and generous, like the rest of his family. We were made welcome and so much enjoyed our times at his home. He dearly loved his daughters, so obvious in a poem that he shared with us. At our home I will always remember him complementing our dahl. (We also remember Jiri's wonderful food and playing on the floor with Chandran). We wish we were closer offer our sympathy in person.

    Graeme and Millie, Dear friends of Hartej, Vince, Chandran and family
List of Donors
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  • Jastej Gill and Roger Quick

  • Gill Moranwali Family

  • Chandran

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Navtej Gill

  • Gurmit and Satwant Bains and Family

  • Hartej Vince and Chandran

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Romesh and Jaswant

  • Jastej Gill and Roger Quick

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