Jaswant Singh (1929-2015), Tatt Khalsa

Path da Bhog: Oct 18 (Sun), 9.30am-11.30am at Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa, KL | Malaysia 
Jaswant Singh (1929-2015), Tatt Khalsa
Jaswant Singh (1929-2015), Tatt Khalsa

ByTarnjit Singh

Sardar Jaswant Singh was born in 1929 in village Bhagi Vander, Punjab, a stone’s throw from one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines, Takt Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwindi Sabo. Sardarji was born in an agricultural family to Sardar Kishen Singh and Madam Ram Kaur. At 19, in 1948, he immigrated to Malaya at the insistence of his brother-in-law Sardar Sarban Singh.

A few months after his arrival, he joined the Malayan police force. After a short stint, he resigned with the force and went into business for himself thus allowing more time for religious, social and communal activities. He immersed himself in prayer since a young age and his dedication and service to the Sikh community has been second to none.

During early times, when transport was scarce, he used his own car to transport sewadars between gurdwara and home in the wee hours of the morning. He was always available to help anyone who needed help.

Before immigrating to the United States in 1988, Sardarji had held various positions at Gurdwara Sahib Tat Khalsa, namely as secretary and vice president, which he fulfilled diligently. Any activity he carried out was with complete integrity and conscientiousness.

Sardarji returned from the US in 1994 as his heart was always in Malaysia. He then resumed his charitable and selfless service once again.

He had strong work ethics. He worked till a late age of 82 which is when he was first diagnosed with Alzheimers in the US. He finally breathed his last at home on 9 Oct 2015. Sardarji was blessed and was surrounded by his wife, grandchildren and all five children some of whom had arrived from the US prior to passing.

Path da bhog will be held at Tatt Khalsa Diwan on 18 Oct 2015 from 9.30am to 11.30am. (The writer is the eldest son of Jaswant Singh)


Jaswant Singh s/o Kishen Singh

Wife: Harjit Kaur

Born: 1931

Passed away:  9 Oct 2015

Path da Bhog: Oct 18 (Sun), 9.30am-11.30am at Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa, KL

Contact: Jagjit Singh 019.2538521


Asia Samachar | Entry: 16 Oct 2015, 14:00 |

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