Humanitarian warrior Rishi to be cremated in Patiala tomorrow

Rishiwant Singh: Photo courtesy of United Sikhs

Malaysian humanitarian aid worker Rishiwant Singh Randhawa, who perished in a motorcycle accident in Punjab, will be cremated in Patiala tomorrow (12pm Indian time, 28 Nov 2018), according to a family member.

Rishiwant, or once popularly known as the Flying Singh, died in a motorcylce accident in the same Punjab town on Sunday.

He was director of aid of the humanitarian outfit United Sikhs, according to his Facebook profile. He was also active in promoting the Goodwill Walk.

Outpouring of grief had been continuous on the social media by the many people whom had been touched by the 44 year-old one-time radio deejay. Aside from the humanitarian aid agency United Sikhs, he also founded the Malaysian Foodbank Organisation and the Good Will Walk movement.



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    Malaysia’s Flying Singh killed in motorbike accident in India


    PETALING JAYA – Humanitarian aid provider Rishiwant Singh Randhawa was killed in a motorcycle accident in Patalia, Punjab in India Sunday (Nov 25).

    Rishiwant, who is fondly known as the Flying Singh, was riding a rented motorcycle when the incident happened not too far away from an ashram where he went to spend some time, according to website Asia Samachar.

    His widow, Malkeet Kaur, confirmed the incident.

    “We are heading to India soon to make the necessary arrangements.

    “He is a true humanitarian, a good person who wanted to help people whenever he could,” she told The Star.

    Rishiwant is survived by his wife and three children. He was 43 years old.

    He was among 10 individuals and groups who were given The Star Golden Hearts Awards 2016 by the Star Media Group two years ago, as a recognition of his humanitarian works.

    Rishiwant assisted in bringing aid to orang asli affected by the floods in Kelantan as well as providing food to Syrian refugees along the Macedonian-Serbian border during a harsh winter in 2016.

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