OTTAWA: The well-known Human Rights activist S, Dalip Singh Sahota died of a massive heart attack on October 20, 1988. He was the father of S. Ajit Singh Sahota. S. Dalip Singh was closely associated with major Sikh organizations at the local, national and international level. He was particularly active in Sikh struggle against Human Rights violations by the Indian government. He was a life member of the Ottawa Gurdwara Sahib and a Trustee of the Human Rights Group.

Before coming to Canada, he served in the army for nearly 30 years and was responsible for social and economic uplift of his native village Daffar in Punjab. He was also a life member of the Khalsa College Garhdiwala, District Hoshiarpur.

He played a significant role in getting a street in Ottawa named as Gurdwarwa Road. In his final days, he was working in close liaison with Justice Ajit Singh Bains, President of Punjab Human Rights Organization and was maintaining a regular correspondence with Amnesty International newspapers T.V. and Radio. With his passing away, the Sikh community has lost an untiring crusader. He has left a big vacuum behind which would be hard to fill. World Sikh News offers its tributes to the departed soul and shares the grief of S. Ajit Singh Sahota and family.

Article extracted from this publication >> November 18, 1988