Dr Kuldip Singh, an active Sikh social worker in Penang, received a Datukship from the Penang state today.
The 56 year old medical practitioneer – son of a police officer who was born and bred in Penang – was bestowed Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri which carries the Datuk title.
Dr Kuldip had served at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital before moving into private practice.
The title was bestowed at the investiture ceremony to mark Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas’ 79th birthday.
Dr Kuldip is serving a third term as president of the Penang Sikh Association, which he first assumed in 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he was its secretary.
He is also the immediate past president of the Penang Club, one of the oldest clubs in the country.
He is the second of four siblings of K Sohan Singh and Jogindar Kaur, all of whom were born and bred in Penang, except for Kuldip who was born in Pahang.
Sohan was the Deputy OCPD of Rawang from 1969 to 1975 before being transferred to Bukit Aman. He passed away in 1994.
At present, Kuldip is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Singapore Sikh Sports Council (MSSSC), Deputy President of the Malaysian Sikh Education Aid Fund (MSEAF), and committee member of Muhibah Council Penang and Private Medical Practitioners Society Penang.
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