Harpal Tiwana

Harpal Singh Tiwana (born 8 August 1935 in District Ludhiana Punjab) was one of the most prominent Punjabi playwrights of all time.

His two ventures into film making Long Da Lishkara and Diva bale Sari Raat became landmarks in Punjabi cinema. He also directed two television productions – Sanjhi Deewar and an unfinished project on Maharaja Ranjit singh.

His famous plays include Sirhind di Deewar. He established Punjab Kala Manch at Patiala along with his wife to promote local artists. Both Tiwana and his wife Neena Tiwana are graduates from National School of Drama. Neena Tiwana and his son Manpal Tiwana are also playing a key role in promoting the theatre in Punjab.

Harpal died in a road accident near Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, on 19 May 2002, was cremated at Badungar cremation ground at Patiala.

Harpal Tiwana Foundation was set up in the memory of great Punjabi theater personality after his death.