Great Sikh Legends

Narinder Singh Kapany(Father of fibre optics)

On October 31 1926, A physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Narinder Singh Kapany, was born, famous for his work on Fiber optics. He was a Regents Professor at UC Santa Cruz and a trustee of the UC Santa Cruz Foundation from 1977 to 1983. The first images were transmitted through fibre optics by Kapany back in… View Article

Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh, also known as The Flying Sikh, represented India in track and field during his service in the Indian Army. At both the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games, he is the only athlete to win gold at 400 meters. A gold medal was also awarded to him at the Asian Games in 1958… View Article

Bhai Nirmal Singh

Is anyone aware that a Hazoori Ragi was awarded Padma Shri for his services to art for the first time in Indian history? It was Bhai Nirmal Singh. On April 12 1952, Bhai Nirmal Singh was born in Ferozepur, Punjab. He graduated with a Diploma in Gurmat Sangeet from Shaheed Missionary College, Amritsar, in 1976…. View Article

Birshan Singh Bedi

Bishan Singh Bedi is the name of a former Indian cricketer best known for bowling slow, left-handed orthodox balls. A member of India’s famous spin quartet, he played Test cricket with the team from 1966 to 1979. In total, he took 266 wickets in 67 Tests. As a captain, he played in 22 Tests. In… View Article

Flying officer Nirmaljit Singh

The Indian Armed Forces won a gruelling but triumphant war against Pakistan on December 16, 1971. The call to defend their nation resulted in many soldiers being killed in action. Even though it has been almost fifty years since then, these brave souls remain etched in the collective memory of this country for their courageous… View Article

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh is a former Indian cricketer, cricket commentator, and actor primarily known for appearing in Tamil films. He has played all formats of cricket for India. He is a specialist spinner and holds a record of the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off-spinner, behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. He captained Mumbai Indians… View Article

Manmohan Singh

Do you know which of the great economists became the Prime Minister of India and demonstrated India’s phenomenal growth and development? Well, you might guess it right, Dr Manmohan Singh. Dr Manmohan Singh, the fourteenth Prime Minister of India, has led more than a decade of incredible growth and development. Under Dr Singh’s leadership, India… View Article

Naik Subedar Bana Singh

On January 6 1949, Naik Subedar Bana Singh P.V.C. was born at Kadyal in Jammu and Kashmir into a Punjabi Sikh family. His Army enlistment date was January 6 1969, into the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI). The highest medal of wartime gallantry in India, the Param Vir Chakra, was awarded to him…. View Article

General Bikram Singh

General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, is a former student of Punjab Public School, Nabha. He was initially commissioned into The Sikh Light Infantry in March 1972. He has filled in as the 25th Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army. Already the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the military’s Eastern… View Article