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Historian Surjit Singh Gandhi Passes Away





Historian Prof. Surjit Singh Gandhi passed away on March 23, 2015 in New Jersey, USA.

He is survived by his wife, Sardarni Daljit Kaur, and family consisting of Devinder Paul Kaur (Rani) and Ajit Singh; Gurmeet Singh and Surinder Kaur; Navneet Singh and Harleen Kaur (Pinky); Anantvir Kaur (Rosy) and Mohinder Pal Singh .

He was the author of a number of studies including “A Historian’s Approach To Guru Gobind Singh”, “History of Sikh Gurus Retold,” and “Sikhs In The Eighteenth Century.”


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Viewing at Manke Memorial
351 5th  Ave, Paterson, New Jersey 07514

1:00 pm – Cremation at Cedar Lawn Crematory, McLean and Crooks Ave, Paterson, New Jersey 07513

2:00 pm – Kirtan, Ardaas, and Langar at Glen Rock Gurdwara,
541 Prospect Street, Glen Rock, New Jersey 07452


Saturday, March 28, 2015

5 pm - 7 pm – Sehaj Paatth Bhog, Kirtan and Ardaas

Glen Rock Gurdwara

March 25, 2015

Conversation about this article

1: Sarvjit Singh (Millis, Massachusetts, USA), March 25, 2015, 7:15 AM.

May Waheguru bless this wonderful soul! I met him when I lived in New Jersey ten years ago. I was impressed with his research on Sikhs from all sources, including Persian material from Lahore. Until I met him I never knew of any formal written material about Sikhs between Banda Bahadar and Ranjit Singh's time period. He gave me his first edition of the book then which I read in one sitting. One of the details that lingered in my memory is of how Sikhs fought with the Persian invader Nadir Shah, and how Sukha Singh and his brother got the better of the otherwise superior Irani soldiers. His death is a loss for all who love the study of Sikh History.

2: A J Singh (San Francisco, California, USA), March 25, 2015, 12:07 PM.

A great loss to the Sikh community - one, I fear, will not be fully appreciated. Prof. Surjit Singh's are a must read for an insightful account of Sikh history - meticulously researched. He goes back to original sources to dig our tales from centuries of Sikh history. Thank you, Professor Sahib, for the wonderful work and for inspiring us to read more about our own history.

3: Ravin Singh (Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada), April 18, 2015, 2:04 PM.

I just found out about Surjit Singh ji's untimely death. This is very sad news. The Sikh quom has lost an irreplaceable jewel. His books were exceptionally well researched and belong on the shelf of every avid student of Sikhism.

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