MIC tracing family members of former president Budh Singh

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| Letter | Malaysia | 18 July 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Budh Singh featured in one of reports in Straits Times (24 Feb 1949). Budh was the second president of the political party MIC, then known as Malayan Indian Congress, between August 1947 and November 1950. He died in India in 1958.
Budh Singh featured in one of reports in Straits Times (24 Feb 1949). Budh was the second president of the political party MIC, then known as Malayan Indian Congress, between August 1947 and November 1950. He died in India in 1958.

Dear Sir,

I am most pleased to inform the Asia Samachar that the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) plans to celebrate the 70th year anniversary of its founding, and wishes to honour all the past Presidents of MIC.

As for the Presidents who have passed on, the MIC plans to honour the next of kin or any other surviving member of the respective families at the event. The MIC wishes, therefore, to have their addresses including e-mail and home addresses as well as mobile / landline numbers in order to contact them easily.

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We are having difficulties to trace the family of Sardar Budh Singh, a former railway clerk who became the second President of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) during the period 1947-1950. He left Malaya to settle down in Punjab, and passed away not long thereafter. I understand from one source that his daughter-in-law is residing in Canada, but I cannot verify this.

I wonder if you could kindly help trace the family members of Budh Singh. One of the ways of doing this might be for you to kindly post a notice on your website, seeking information.

Thanking you very much in eager anticipation of a positive response from your side.

Yours sincerely,

Prabhakaran S. Nair
Research Officer
Dewan Negara (Senate)
Malaysian Parliament
Jalan Parlimen
50680 Kuala Lumpur

(Mobile: 0162778294 / Email: prabha6743@gmail.com)

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Like Karam Singh the latest one is who has since passed away is Karpal Singh of DAP whose sons are now MPs and/or ADUNs.

  2. Dato Mahima Singh of Seremban was a Member of Parliament in our first Parliament from 1959 to 1964. And from 1964 to 10 May 1969. He represented Alliance (now Barisan National) party for the Port Dickson seat. Lawyer Karam Singh was MP for Damansara from 1959 to 1964. He was in Opposition. I have forgotten either Labour or Socialist Party.

  3. Others include the late KL Devasar [Lawyer], late Gurdial Singh [businessman] and Mahima Singh of Seramban who was two times MP. I am only aware of these three but there could be others.

    Some old timers may be

  4. Whether you are a member or not, a supporter or not, of the Malayan now Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), it would be a great honour to the Sikhs of Malaysia when one of her fellow Sikhs is honoured by an Organization in Malaysia, be it the MIC, Partai Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (PGRM), Democratic Action Party (DAP) or the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Partai Socialist Malaysia or any non-political parties or organizations. I hope those who has information on the family members of the late Sardar Budh Singh will pass it on Mr Prabhakaran S. Nair at the contact above (mobile 016 277 8294; email : prabha6743@gmail.com. Alternativ.ely if he has no relatives here, which is unlikely, those whose parents were friends of his, must come forward, to represent the family, so he will be remembered on that day.

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