Indarjit Singh

Indarjit Singh, Baron Singh of Wimbledon CBE (born 17 September 1932), sometimes transliterated Inderjit Singh, is a British journalist and broadcaster, a prominent British Asian active in Sikh and interfaith activities, and a member of the House of Lords. He is editor of the Sikh Messenger and widely known as a frequent presenter of the Thought for the Day segment […]

Major Harminder Singh

At about 1 p.m. on 13 April 1999, information was received that some Pakistani Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) mercenaries were hiding in the congested locality of Khan Mohalla, in the Sudarkut Bala village, approximately 40 km north of Srinagar in Baramula district of the Kashmir Valley. Working swiftly on this tip off, Major Harminder Pal Singh, 18 Grenadiers, with approximately […]

Uday Singh Taunque

Sergeant Uday Singh (born 1982–died 2003) was the first U.S. Army soldier of Indian descent to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was born in a Punjabi Sikh family. His death in Iraq was widely reported in the Indian and American media. Sergeant Uday Singh Born Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Died Iraq Service/branch U.S. Army Rank Sergeant Unit 34th Armor Regiment […]

Nanak Singh

Nanak Singh (4 July 1897 – 28 December 1971), born Hans Raj, was a poet, songwriter and novelist in the Punjabi language. His writing in support of India’s independence movement led the British to arrest him. He published several novels which won him literary acclaim. Nanak Singh Born 4 July 1897 Chak Hamid in Jhelum district (now in Pakistan) Died […]

Arjan Singh

Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC, Padma Vibhushan awardee (Punjabi: ਅਰਜਨ ਸਿੰਘ) (born 15 Apr 1919 as Arjan Singh Aulakh) is the only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a Field Marshal, to which he was promoted in 2002. He was born in the Punjab town of Lyallpur, British India […]

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh Plaha ( pronunciation (help·info); born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India), commonly known as Harbhajan Singh, is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians and Punjab state for the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season. A specialist spin bowler, he has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner, behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Harbhajan made […]

Analjit Singh

Analjit Singh (born 11 January 1954) is an Indian businessman who is the founder and chairman of Max Healthcare and Max Bupa Health Insurance Company Limited and Executive-Chairman of Max Life Insurance. He is the youngest son of Bhai Mohan Singh, founder of Ranbaxy Laboratories. Analjit Singh Born 11 January 1954 (age 63) New Delhi, India Nationality Indian Alma mater Shri Ram […]

Saint Puran Singh

Professor Puran Singh (Punjabi: ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਪੂਰਨ ਸਿੰਘ) (1881–1931) was a Punjabi poet, scientist and mystic. Born in Pothohaar, now in Pakistan, in an Ahluwalia family, he is acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Punjabi poetry. He passed his matriculation examination at the Mission High School Rawalpindi in 1897 and, after obtaining a scholarship for the years 1900 to 1903, […]

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

Rajkumari Amrit Kaur DStJ (2 February 1889 – 6 February 1964) was the health minister in the Indian Cabinet for ten years after India’s independence from the British Raj in 1947. She was an eminent Gandhian, a freedom fighter, and a social activist.She was also a member of the Constituent Assembly,the body that framed the constitution of India. Early life […]

Harry Baweja

Harry Baweja (born 1956) is an Indian film director based in Mumbai and hails from Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He is married to Indian film producer, Pammi Baweja. Their son, Harman Baweja, made his debut in the film Love Story 2050. They have their production company Baweja Movies. Harry Baweja Born Harjaspal Baweja 1956 (age 60–61) Nationality Indian Occupation film director, producer Children Harman […]

Surinder Kaur

Surinder Kaur was a Punjabi singer-songwriter. She sang mainly Punjabi folk songs, where she is credited for pioneering and popularising the genre and later was known as the ‘Nightingale of Punjab’. She also sang songs in some Hindi movies as playback singer, between 1948 and 1952. In an illustrious career spanning nearly six decades, her repertoire included Punjabi Sufi Kafis […]

Khushwant Singh

Khushwant Singh (born Khushal Singh, 2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014)was an Indian novelist, lawyer, journalist and politician. Born and raised in Hadali, Punjab (now in Pakistan), he studied law at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and King’s College London. After working as a lawyer in Lahore Court for eight years, he joined the Indian Foreign Service upon the Independence […]

Gyani Zail Singh

Gyani Zail Singh (Punjabi: ਜ਼ੈਲ ਸਿੰਘ,  pronunciation (help·info); 5 May 1916 – 25 December 1994) was the seventh President of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home Minister. His presidency was marked by Operation […]

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh (Punjabi: [mənˈmoːɦən ˈsɪ́ŋɡ] ( listen); born 26 September 1932) is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The first Sikh in office, Singh was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term. Born in Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan), Singh’s family […]

Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She is the first woman to join the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1972. She remained in service for 35 years before taking voluntary retirement in 2007 as Director General, Bureau of Police […]