The World Sikh News regrets to announce the sad death of Dr. Inderjit Singh Thind, a renowned scientist who died of heart attack in New Jersey U.S.A. on August 14, 1985.

May God Bless his soul and grant his wife, daughter, relatives and other members of the family strength sufficient to bear this irreparable loss!

Dr. Thind passed his Matriculation examination from Govt. High School, Ludhiana and was a class fellow of Mr. Joginder Singh Ahluwalia and Amarjit Singh Buttar who live in Connecticut. He was Professor of Medicine and Director of Epidemiology, New Jersey and developed vaccines for encephalitis group of diseases which bear his name. He was recipient of many international awards. His name was also recommended for the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Dr. Inderjit Singh Thind was a son of S. Manmohan Singh Advocate B.A., B.T. (Gyani), LLB. Whose stupendous task resulted in the monumental work of the translation into Punjabi and English in 8 volumes of Sri Guru Granth Sahib which the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar consented in May 1962 to print and sell at no profit no loss basis. This rendering makes available to the SGPC. The word for word version of text into Punjabi and English. “Blessed, blessed is the Lord incarnate who has very mercifully bestowed this unique service unto me, a meritless slave of His,” wrote Manmohan Singh.

The family originally belonged to village Mohi, Ludhiana Dist: but later shifted to V. Bhadaur, Dist: Sangrur after migration from Lyallpur Dist:

Dr. Thind was a younger brother of Dr. K.S. Thind, Director, State Health Laboratories, Punjab.

(Balwant Singh Buttar) 78 Kenneth Drive Vermont, CT. 06066

Article extracted from this publication >>  September 13, 1985