Sikh activist-lawyer Sukhindarpal Singh passes away


By Asia Samachar | Malaysia |

Sukhindarpal Singh, a Penang-based lawyer and active Sikh volunteer, passed away today. He was 69.

Moving from the manufacturing industry to the legal world, Sukhindarpal has touched many hearts at the various Sikhs camps in Malaysia and abroad. For many years, he attended without fail Sikh camps called Gurmat Samelans run by the Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia.

Sukhindarpal has worked in various sectors of the manufacturing industry, including integrated circuit, computers, printing, HVAC (heating, ventilation and airconditioning) and plumbing as a production supervisor, technical trainer, manufacturing manager; as well as global advisor for Demand Flow Technology.

In 2003, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He has focused on courts of first instance as a criminal justice advocate with a passion for compassion.

On numerous occasions, Sukhindarpal had volunteered his service pro-bono to represent clients who could not afford to pay their fees. He was also active in the interfaith movement.

“19 years ago today Balvinder Singh Kenth, ‘Belay’, moved my admission as an Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya. My pupilage was under the learned master, M Athimulan Esq. Soon after the ceremony I had the privilege and honour to join Belay to do kirtan at Wadda Guruduara Sahib, Penang on the occasion of the Shahidi Gurpurab of Guru Teg Bahadur.” – Sukhindarpal’s social media entry on the 2003 event

Sukhindarpal had a B. Sc. (Hons) in Biophysics from Panjab University and later LLB (Hons) Law from the University of London.

Cremation details: The cortege will leave the residence in Ipoh (18, Jalan Meru Mutiara 18, Taman Meru Mutiara) at 3pm for cremation at Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Ipoh Crematorium at 4pm, Saturday (11 May 2024).

Sukhindarpal Singh

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