| Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 14 April 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced a RM400,000 Federal Government allocation to renovate and upgrade Gurdwara Sahib Sentul in Kuala Lumpur.
Ahmad Zahid attended a breakfast gathering at the gurdwara, build in the early 1900s and was linked to the railways workshop.
Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) president Jagir Singh and GS Sentul committee president Satwant Singh joined the DPM for the breakfast.
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Also present was MP for Batu Chua Tian Chang and Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy.
In one write-up on the Sentul gurdwara’s history, it is stated that the gurdwara was first known as Gurdwara Central Workshop, having taken its name from the nearby Central Railway Workshop where most of the Sikh members of the gurdwara were working.
By 1910, the Sikh employees of the Federated Malay State Railways were by then a fairly large community in Sentul. They appealed to the Government for a piece of land to build the Gurdwara and this was granted in 1912.
Finally in July 1930, the sangat decided to build a new Gurdwara to replace the wooden structure. A local architect was engaged to design the building and prepare the necessary plans.
Babu Harnam Singh ji who was then the Chief Draughtsman at the Railways played a major part in the design and layout of the Gurdwara. He is directly responsible for the beautiful structure and outstanding interior tiling.
The foundation of the building was laid by Baba Jodh Singh ji and the building was completed in 1932.
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