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Gur Panth Parkash

Gur Panth Parkash
by Rattan Singh Bhangoo
Translated by
Prof Kulwant Singh

 

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Obituary

Dr Kuldip Singh – A Gifted Cancer Surgeon

Jaswant Rai

The world is transient. Decay and death are the two unavoidable and natural phenomena. The will to live and the instinct of self-preservation works incessantly from a tiny ant to an elephant. People love to cling to life even if they are unhappy and miserable. It is only spiritual masters, like Bhagat Kabir, who having transcended their ego, look forward to death. For them it is the gateway to the Beloved and a state of eternal bliss.

Dr Kuldip Singh the pioneer general surgeon, gifted cancer surgeon, former Director PGI, Chandigarh and prominent member of the Institute of Sikh Studies was born on March 19, 1927 at Rawalpindi of Pakistan and left this mortal world on May 5, 2011. He was a devout Sikh, prolific scholar and philanthropist.

Dr Kuldip Singh had memorable association with the Institute of Sikh Studies of which he remained the President from 1992 to 1998. In the field of Sikh Studies he was known for his expertise on Sikh history and steadfastness to the Sikh principles. He used to express his opinions with conviction during the Institute of Sikh Studies meetings.

Dr Sahib was the author of many well-researched books and innumerable papers on subject as diverse as sociology, medicine, and theology. Recipient of numerous honours and accolades, his services in the field of Sikh theology, were recognized by many Sikh organizations.

He participated in many conferences related to his profession in Europe, USA and Canada and many other countries. He was one of the few selected Cancer experts in India. He spent his whole life while serving the humanity as described by the Sikh Gurus.
Dr Sahib was an upright and fearless scholar. He got published and distributed lot of free literature, charts and photographs to illustrate the disseminating message of Gurmat. His contribution always attracted the attention of the audience. His love and devotion for Sikh Gurus, Sikh history and Gurbani can easily be accessed that he contributed a large portion of his earnings for distributing free Gurmat literature and remained very generous towards the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh and several other Sikh organizations.

For a long time Dr Sahib had not been keeping good health and was being attended devotedly by his spouse Dr. Gursharan Kaur ji.

He will be remembered long for his dedication to Sikhism and meritorious services for the growth of the Institute of Sikh Studies. We pray for his eternal peace.

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