Tanjung Malim long-serving granthi Jagjit Singh passes away


Saskaar: 19/6/16 (Sun), Tanjung Malim, Perak | Malaysia

Jagjit Singh, long-time granthi at Gurdwara Sahib Tanjung Malim - PHOTO / SUPPLIED
Jagjit Singh, long-time granthi at Gurdwara Sahib Tanjung Malim – PHOTO / SUPPLIED

Granthi Jagjit Singh, who served as a granthi at Tanjung Malim for some four decades, passed away today. He was 92.

Jagjit, who was the last of an era when granthis in the Malaysian gurdwaras were locals, had retired from the granthi position somewhere around 2005 when he began losing his eyesight.

Jagjit was the father of the popular 1970s singer DJ Dave.

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Some of Granthi Jagjit’s contemporaries were Giani Mahinder Singh Chakarvarti, Giani Darbara Singh Daler, Giani Gurcharan Singh Bhaur (Ipoh Police Gurdwara),  Giani Bachittar Singh (Tatt Khalsa) and Giani Babu Singh Missionary (Main Doab).

Granthi Jagjit, who is also known as K Jagir Singh, was initially doing tailoring in Kuala Lumpur together with is elder brother Dalip Singh.

“Things were expensive in the big town. So he moved to Tanjung Malim,”  said Santokh Kaur, 94, a relative who knew Jagjit since the 1940s.

“He had shown no enmity towards anyone. Sidhaa saadhaa jivan nehbaiyaa (He lived a straight and righteous life). An amazing person,” said Santokh,wife of the late Gurdial Singh, a former school headmaster from Seremban.

Granthi Jagjit leaves behind five children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The cremation will take place at Tanjung Malim at 11.30am tomorrow (Sunday, 18 June 2016).


K Jagir Singh @ Jagjit Singh

Born: 24/11/1924

Departed: 18/6/2016

Wife: Late Karam Kaur

Children: DJ Dave, Inddarsh Kaur, Surinder Kaur, Daljit Kaur, Tharvinderjit Kaur

Saskaar: 19/6/16 (Sun), Tanjung Malim, Perak

Cortege timing: Cortege leaves residence at No 17, Jalan Indah 30, Taman Cheras, 56100 KL at 9.30am on 19/6/16 (Sun)

Akhand Paath: 1-3 July 2016 at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur

Path Da Bhog: 3/7/16 (Sun) at  Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur

Contact: Inddarsh Kaur 019.3814794, Surinder Kaur 016.9141792


Asia Samachar | Entry: 18 June 2016, 15:12 |

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