Gurchan Singh (1951-2017), Formerly Batu Gajah

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Path Da Bhog: 7 May 2017 (Sunday), 9.30am-12pm, at Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa, Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

Gurchan Singh (1951-2017), Formerly Batu Gajah

Gurchan Singh s/o Late Jaswant Singh

(Formerly Batu Gajah. Late Jaswant was a retired postmaster. Gurchan retired from Malaysian Arm Forces as Warrant Officer)

Born: 24 March 1951

Departed: 29 April 2017

Wife: Harmid Kaur D/O Bikar Singh

Son: Gurpal Singh

Path Da Bhog: 7 May 2017 (Sunday), 9.30am-12pm, at Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa, Kuala Lumpur, followed by Guru Ka Langgar

Message from Family: Special thanks to Gurdwara Sahib Polis High Street, Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa, RMPC & Malaysian Armed Forces Sikh Veterans Association (MAFSVA) for their kind assistance during our recent bereavement. Please treat this as a personal invitation form the family.

Contact: Gurpal Singh +60 12 219 6510, Jasvir Singh 017.888 2245

 

Asia Samachar | Entry: 29 April 2017, 20:00; Updated: 3 May 2017 | Source: Family

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1 COMMENT

  1. My condolences to the family.
    However this is forwarded for information of family members [and others as all will be affected sooner or later and thus should be aware and be prepared to avoid problems and hardships]. It is a common perception that most do not prepare for their after departure situations and also keep financial matters/information confidential even from their closest family members including parents/siblings/spouses/children/etc.
    Many deceased may have monies in EPF, Cooperatives, etc and benefits available from SOCSO for some and if the person was a member of any association he/she may also be eligible for some benefits besides having credit balances.
    Relatives of Government pensioners are also entitled to RM3K grant from the Pensions Department and this does not need any receipts of expenditure.
    Further I recently came to understand that next of kin [spouse-child-parents] of the departed who were EPF contributors, EPF gives RM2,500.00 which is credited to the account of the deceased member [subject to being below 55 years of age]. The total balance can then be withdrawn by the Registered Nominee or other entitled beneficiary. Eligible only if he was working at any time and has an EPF Account.
    Suggest any family member go through the old documents to confirm as not many tell their parents, spouses, siblings or children of what they have or where they have and this also applies to other family members including spouses and children and siblings.
    Sikh/Punjabi men/women commonly participate in ‘Koots’ where there might be some undrawn funds.
    Finally not many believe in making wills as some consider it bad omen nor make nominations in EPF or others.
    I realise that this may not be the right time to say all this but it is important as otherwise the money if any, will end up with their transfer to UNCLAIMED MONEYS REGISTRAR from where it is very cumbersome to collect. Apologies if misunderstood.
    ALL GURDWARAS-MANDIRS-SOCIETIES-NGOs-INDIVIDUALS SHOULD PROVIDE SUCH ADVICE AS AND WHEN NECESSARY WHO MAY BE AFFECTED INCLUDING THOSE STILL LIVING TO PREVENT RECOVERY PROBLEMS.
    NEED FOR MINDSET CHANGE AND ALL SHOULD MAKE WILLS REGARDLESS OF AGE AND UPDATE NOMINATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE
    MAY HIS SOUL BE WITH WAHE GURU JI
    Gur Fateh
    [Above comments/views/advise are based on personal experiences and other relevant information]

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