Popular Sikh preacher Jagraj Singh succumbs to cancer

Basics of Sikhi founder Jagraj Singh passes away from cancer. There have been an outpouring of tributes from Sikhs around the world.

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Jagraj Singh: Founder of Everthings 13 – Basics of Sikhi

Basics of Sikhi founder Jagraj Singh passed away some months after diagnosed with stage four inoperable cancer towards the end of last year.

Jagraj, the UK-based young Sikh preacher who produced countless videos on Sikhi, was widely followed by Sikhs on the social media.

He founded Everythings 13, a UK registered educational charity whose main projects are Basics of Sikhi, Sikh Press Association and Mighty Khalsa/ Kiddie Sangat.

“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jagraj Singh, founder of Everythings 13.

Jagraj Singh was diagnosed with stage four inoperable cancer in December 2016.

“We request all to respect the privacy of Jagraj Singh’s family and the Everythings 13 team during this period,” Everythings 13 Facebook page posted a noted yesterday (20 July 2017).

Tributes have started pouring in for the Jagraj’s efforts towards spreading the Sikh message.

“Passing away of Jagraj Singh of Basics of Sikhi is a great loss for the Sikh community in UK and for the Panth. He had a great passion for the Sikh faith and took action to demonstrate his love for the community,” said Dr. Rajwant Singh, co-founder and senior advisor of the US-based National Sikh Campaign (NSC) in a Facebook entry.

“I had the privilege of visiting him at this home couple of years ago and was impressed by his family’s commitment to Sikh cause. His wife has been an amazing partner in this endeavor and has been a key player in carrying out the vision of spreading the message of Guru Nanak.”

Basics of Sikhi has three full time parcharaks currently teaching Sikhi in schools, colleges, universities, gurdwaras and workplaces across the UK and abroad. Its Youtube channel is already packed with more 800 videos of sikh analogies, short/long talks, Sikhi in English, courses and Q&As, accordng to information at its Facebook.

“Our educational programs aim to demystify, inspire and uplift, using the wisdom and actions of the Sikh Gurus. We hope the wisdom of the Sikh Gurus will inspire Sikhs and those of other faiths to live better lives,” it says.

 

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