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Resolution on demise of Dr. Gurmit Singh, IOSS member

The news of the untimely demise of Dr. Gurmit Singh was received with a shock by the members of the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh. Dr Singh was involved in a fatal accident while returning to his residence from the High Court' Chandigarh.
The General Body of the Institute in its meeting held on April 07, 2009, observed two-minute Silence in his memory and offered prayers for the departed soul and solace to the members of his family. 

Dr. Gurmit Singh was an active member of the Institute and was a prominent legal expert who dedicated his valuable time and energy to the cause and concerns of the Panth related to the legal and constitutional issues such as Section 25 of the Indian Constitution, the Sikh Personal Law and the proposed All-India Gurdwara legislation.

He will be missed in the ready advice he always rendered even at a very short notice on all the legal aspects under the consideration of the Institute.


Bio-Data of Dr Gurmit Singh

Dr. Gurmit Singh was a versatile genius. He was born on 9th July, 1940 at Bhera, District Sargodha in Pakistan. He was married to Mrs. Amrita Lali and has two daughters namely Simranjit & Kamalpreet.

 A)  His academic qualifications include:

1. Ph. D. (Sikh Studies)     Panjab University, Chandigarh (1985).
2. M.A. (Political Science)     Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (1977)
3. L.L.B.   University of Delhi (1962)
4. Diploma in Business Admn.   School of Careers, Aldermaston Court, Berkshire, England (1970)
5. Certificate in Journalism   Institute of Journalism, New Delhi (1979)
6. Certificate in Private investigation   Indian Institute of Private Investigation, New Delhi
7. Research Scholar    Parliamentary Group, London (1993)
B)  Experience:  
1) He was practicing lawyer who practiced law at District Courts at Sirsa (Haryana) from 1962 to 1987 and thereafter he practiced law at Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh from 1987 to 2009.
2) He was a press correspondent for National Herald (Daily), Spokesman (weekly) etc.
3) He was a guest lecturer in Cultural communication at Tide Water Community College, Portsmouth (U.S.A.)
C)  Field of Study and research   
Asian / Indo-Pak studies, with special reference to Punjab (India) and the skills in the disciplines of Humanities and social science (viz. History, Religion, Politics, Philosophy and Constitutional Law.
D)  Work Done:   1)       BOOKS: He authored several books on Sikh Religion, History and Politics and was regarded as a great scholar.
a) History of Sikh Struggles (4 Volumes) :
This is a monumental work narrating in detail the struggle of Sikhs to establish their identity and realize their legitimate aspirations as a political entity- from 1946 to 1988. The volume contains almost all important documents in their authentic versions, relating to these struggles. Subjective assessment scrupulously avoided. A reference book for present and the future researches and historians.
    b) Guru Nanak’s Relationship with lodis and Mughals:
This is the thesis approved by the Panjat university, Chandigarh. Deals with the history of Guru Nanak’s relationship wit the last two Lodi rules of Delhi and later with first Mughal Emperor Babar.The book also gives a brief account of the interaction of  the later nine Sikh Gurus with the successors of Babar till the death of the tenth Guru. A wholly objective study of a particular  aspect of history .
c)        Failure of Akali Leadership:   An analysis of Indian Politics with special reference to Sikhs.
d)        Sant Khalsa:   A history of “ Kukas”, a sect of Sikhs.
e)        The versatile Guru Nanak:  
A biography of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, with a comparative study of his Teachings with the teachings of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Budhism and Jainism.
f)         Gandhi and the sikhs :    







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