In December 2016 the biography book of Late Bhai Sahib Rajinder Singh was launched across 3 countries: Malaysia, UK and France. Bhai Sahib was an enlightened soul who touched many people’s lives. He dedicated his life to Sikhi Parchar and travelled across the world planting the seeds of Sikhism outside of Punjab (India) through selfless service from period 1972-2000.
The biography book has been written by Bibi Jatinder Kaur (eldest daughter) of Bhai Sahib . The biography took 6 years to complete and involved a methodical approach of collating first hand interviews with family members, friends and fellow Sikh companions who had travelled with him on his world travels.
The biography also collated information from newspaper articles, speeches and Bhai Sahib own diary notes which were written in both English and Punjabi. The biography book covers historical events which played significant impact on the Sikh Diaspora living in foreign lands. The book is divided into 4 parts with 25 chapters and covers the period from 1900 to 2000.
The book describes the first migration of Sikhs to UK and Europe and Bhai Sahib’s contribution to assisting the early Sikh settlers in UK, Europe and in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. The book’s title ‘A Spiritual Journey’ describes one individual’s struggles to achieve salvation and walk on the path of Sikhism.
On 10 November 2000 at the age of 48 years Bhai Sahib Rajinder Singh died from a heart attack. In 2004, he was given the highest honour when his portrait was installed in National Sikh Museum in Amritsar in recognition for his contribution to Sikh community across the world.
The biography book is to acknowledge his contribution to the Sikh community across the world. The book was written in English and has been translated into Punjabi and is Available in both languages.
Author: Ms Jatinder Kaur