Johor royalty grace former Malaysian cricketer son’s wedding

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| Johor Bahru, Malaysia | 22 Feb 2016 | Asia Samachar |

ROYAL PRESENCE: Newly wedded Dr Harveen Kaur Pasricha and husband Gurdip Singh Gandhara greets Sultan of Johor. Extreme right is Gurdip's elder brother Dr Rajinder Singh and Shusheel Kaur (second from left) - PHOTO / DR HARJIT SINGH
ROYAL PRESENCE: Newly wedded Dr Harveen Kaur Pasricha and husband Gurdip Singh Gandhara greets Sultan of Johor. Extreme right is Gurdip’s elder brother Dr Rajinder Singh and Shusheel Kaur (second from left) – PHOTO / DR HARJIT SINGH

The air of royalty was present all around at the recent wedding reception of Gurdip Singh Gandhara and Dr Harveen Kaur Pasricha in Johor, a Malaysian state at the tail end of the Peninsular Malaysia and bordering Singapore.

The Sultan of Johor and other members of the state royal family graced the wedding reception of the son of former national cricket player Dr Harjit Singh and Kaldip Kaur.

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Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah were among the royalties at the reception at Johor Bahru’s Berjaya Waterfront Hotel on 8 Feb 2016.

“He is also a long-time friend and family doctor to the Johor Royal Family,” according to an entry, dated 16 Feb 2016, at the Facebook page of the Johor Sultan.

When contacted by Asia Samachar, Dr Harjit said: “We were humbled by the presence of Tuanku and his family.”

Also present was the crown prince Tunku Ismail who carries the title Tunku Mahkota of Johor, and his consort Che’ Puan Khaleeda Bustamam.

Gurdip is an IT security consultant while Dr Harveen is a radiologist based at Putrajaya.

Dr Harjit, who has been the president of the Johor Cricket Council since 1987 and has held key positions in the Malaysian Cricket Association, was present at the coronation of the Sultan of Johor in May 2015. He was probably the only turbaned Sikh at the event then, according to an Asia Samachar report.

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“I’ve know Tuanku personally. I’ve been serving as a family doctor for more than three decades now,” he had then told Asia Samachar.

On 9 May 2015, Dr Harjit led a team from Gurdwara Sahib Johor Bahru to receive the Sultan of Johor who attended a Vaisakhi dinner held at the only gurdwara in the state capital. During the visit, the Sultan had contributed RM200,000 towards the gurdwara.

THE FULL TEXT ON THE SULTAN’S FACEBOOK PAGE:

On the 8th of February 2016, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor, and his consort, Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, the Permaisuri of Johor, graced the wedding reception of the son of Dato Dr Harjit Singh and Datin Kaldip Kour.

The glittering wedding reception of Gurdip Singh Gandhara and his radiant bride Dr Harveen Kaur Pasricha was held at the Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Johor Bahru.

Also in attendance were members of the Johor Royal Family: Tunku Ismail, the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, and his consort, Che’ Puan Khaleeda Bustamam; Tunku Tun Aminah; Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tunku Panglima Johor; and Tunku Abu Bakar, Tunku Putera Johor. 

A former national and Johor state cricket player, Dato Dr Harjit is the President of the Johor Cricket Council. He is also a long-time friend and family doctor to the Johor Royal Family.

Pada 8hb Februari 2016, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Sultan Johor, dan isteri Baginda, Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Permaisuri Johor, telah berkenan mencemar duli berangkat ke majlis perkahwinan anak lelaki kepada Dato Harjit Singh dan Datin Kaldip Kour. 

Majlis resepsi penuh gemilang pasangan pengantin Gurdip Singh Gandhara dan isteri beliau, Dr Harveen Kaur Pasricha kelihatan sungguh berseri pada malam tersebut telah diadakan di Hotel Berjaya Waterfront, Johor Bahru.

Keberangkatan Baginda berdua turut diiringi oleh ahli Keluarga DiRaja Johor yang lain, iaitu Tunku Ismail, Tunku Mahkota Johor, dan isteri, Che’ Puan Khaleeda Bustamam; Tunku Tun Aminah; Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tunku Panglima Johor; dan Tunku Abu Bakar, Tunku Putera Johor.

Seorang bekas pemain kriket peringkat kebangsaan dan negeri Johor, Dato Dr Harjit adalah Presiden Majlis Kriket Negeri Johor. Beliau juga adalah seorang rakan rapat dan doktor keluarga bagi Keluarga DiRaja Johor.

 

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  1. The Sultan of Johor as been active in bring people of different faiths together. Such royalty is sorely needed today.

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