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Sikh scholar Raghbir Singh Bains died at the age of 80

Devinder Singh Kohli /kaumimarg .com | November 04, 2016 10:32 AM
Sikh scholar Raghbir Singh Bains died at the age of 80

Surrey based renowned Sikh scholar Raghbir Singh Bains died at the age of 80 today. The Canada-based scholar, social crusader and community activist had suffered a cardiac arrest around two weeks ago and had been under treatment ..  He  was admitted at Hero Heart Institute in DMCH premises two weeks ago after falling ill.

Dr. Raghbir Singh Bains was renowned for producing first multimedia encyclopedia of Sikhism, setting up the first multimedia Sikh museum at Khadoor Sahib and making efforts to create awareness about AIDS, drugs and other social evils by preaching about evils around the Indian sub-continent. He was conferred many awards by the Canadian government including ‘Order of British Columbia’, ‘Prime Minister Award’ and ‘Governor General Caring Award’. Sri Akal Takht Sahib authorities had given him the title of “Sikh Scholar of Computer Age”.  He was also named twice in top 100 Sikh personalities in the world.

Dr. Bains spent the last 20 years of his life while serving Sikh community with noted environmentalist Baba Sewa Singh at Khadoor Sahib. He guided Baba Sewa Singh led Sikh seminary in preparing rural youth for civil and other competitive examination courses at the ‘Nishan-e-Sikhi’ academy at Khadoor Sahib. 

 

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