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Sikh Prof Receives Award for Fauja Singh Book

Simran Jeet Singh, AKA Sikh Prof, wrote a children's book to inspire youth with a living hero: Fauja Singh. 

Simran Jeet Singh, AKA Sikh Prof, is a strong American Sikh voice for diversity and Sikh awareness. 

The birth of his daughter inspired him to write a children’s book about an inspiring Sikh figure. He found that figure in Fauja Singh: the oldest person to have ever run a marathon. He crossed the finish line when he was 100 years old. When Fauja set that record, “that was the day that I started running,” Singh said. His book, “Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon,” is the first book about a Sikh character to be published by a major American publishing house.

Meanwhile there is a faith based charity organization called The Christophers. Their Christopher Award is presented to the producers, directors, and writers of books, films and television specials that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit". 2021 was their 72nd annual award celebration. Among the list of winners is: 

— “Fauja Singh Keeps Going” by Simran Jeet Singh, illustrated by Baljinder Kaur, ages 6-up.

Another notable winner is famous singer Dolly Parton for her work on “Christmas on the Square”. 

Simran Jeet Singh posted on his social media "the coolest thing that's ever happened to me is winning an award alongside dolly parton 😇"
Keep up the good work Sikh Prof.! 

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