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Baba Puran Singh (Soho Rd Wale)


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Sikher, just wondering where you are from? If you are anywhere near the Soho rd , just go to the gurdwara and ask any of the Sewadaars there and they will be able to tell you more about baba puran singh ji. If you live in london, there is a Gurdawara in West London on Martindale Rd and you can ask there.

Regarding the website, there is no info on there. N30 posted some really old pictures of them in some other thread, but cant seem to find them now.

Lets see if he can shed some light here.

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One Sakhi I heard was that Baba Ji was driving a car and the Singhs we're with him,and he asked them have you got faith in god.

And they said "yes"

So he closed his eyes and continued to drive for a while the "singhs" thought they we're going to crash, he opened his eyes and said

I thought you had faith in god?

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Baba Jee was born on 13 April 1898, in India in a village by the name of Gura.

Later on in life he moved to the town of Kericho in Kenya, where he began the family business of Kericho Wagon Works.

The main town square i Kericho is now named after him as Puran Singh Square.

He then moved to England in 1974.

The Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha gurudwara on Soho road was Baba Jee's place of residence as well as a house in Smethick.

During his life Baba Jee accomplished a great number of goals. If u want more info please let me know.

He passed away on 5th June 1982.

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Baba Jee was invited by the Kenyan Government to meet the Queen Mother on her tour of Kenya In the late 1970's.

While he lived in Kericho(Kenya) he helped the local community in many ways suchas giving food, donating money to the local schools, employing people at his factory of Kericho Wagon works.

In return the local community named the town square after him as Puran Singh Square.

Now at Baba Jee's residence, a gurudwara has been built.

When Baba Jee arrived in England in 1975, he organised along with the Jatha the first smagam to be held in London at Mangat Hall in July 1976.

He helped sikhism to be recognised as a religion when a sikh boy from Birmingham took his head master to the High Court for not allowing him to wear his turban to school as it was not part of the school uniform.

The High Court Judge ruled that Sikhism is not a cult but one of the major religions of the world.

After the attack at Shri Harminder Sahib, the British Government invited Baba Jee along with our prominent Sikhs to a dinner at 10 Downing Street. To show their support to the sikh people.

He also held numerous Amrit Sanchars at the main Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha gurudwara in Birmingham from 1976 to 1982, baptising 100's of sangat yearly.

The Jatha since Baba Jee passed away came under the guidance of Bhai Sahib Bhai Nourang Singh Jee who initiated the Kar Sewa of Shri Harminder Sahib, built a gurudwara at Baba Jee's pind of Gura in India.

He also initiated the building of the Main astaan of the Jatha on Soho Road Birmingham.

The guidance of the Jatha is now under Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh Jee, who completed the Kar Sewa of Shri Harnider Sahib, he has now started work fitting filters in to the tank to clean the water.

He has also carried out Kar Sewa at Shri Anandpur Sahib, Shri Kesgarh Sahib, and is currently extending the main astaan at Soho Road.

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