Born : Sant Singh, 1934,
Lakki Marwat, Bannu District,
(now Lakki Marwat District in Pakistan)
Died : 18 February 2005
Etawah, Uttar Pardesh, India
Occupation : Sikh Theologian and Scholar
Spouse : Sunder Kaur
Giani Sant Singh Maskeen (1934-18 February 2005),a famous Sikhtheologian was born at a place called Lak Marwat in District Bannu, Pakistan. He was honoured by the Sikh community with the rare title of “Panth Rattan” for his services to mankind by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Giani ji's parents were S. Kartar Singh and Mata Ram Kaur.
He received his primary education from the Khalsa School but the turmoil of Partition interrupted his completion of his higher education from Government High School. He was married to Bibi Sunder Kaur in 1958.
He spread the message of the holy Guru Granth Sahib in different countries around the world, including the USA, UK, Canada, the Middle East, Thailand and Singapore. He was very fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Persian and also had a basic knowledge of English. He had made a profound study of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and acquired an in-depth knowledge of the Vedas and Bhagat Banis as enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Apart from Gurmukhi and Hindi he also had a command over Farsi. He visited different countries and places including Kabul, Kandhar, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, England, Iran, Thailand, Canada and America among others. He authored more than a dozen books and innumerable audio cassettes and CDs, which have impacted the thinking and way of life of the Sikh Community. His daily discourses of Guru Granth Sahib on National TV network were beamed worldwide.