Thousands pay last respects to ‘Veerji’

Jeet4560

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Thousands pay last respects to ‘Veerji’
Our Correspondent
Mohali, October 15
source: The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Chandigarh
Thousands of persons from Punjab and other parts of the country paid their last respects and bid a tearful adieu to the well-known religious preacher Bhai Jasbir Singhji Khalsa Khannewale here today.

The funeral procession of “Veerji”, as he was affectionately called, began from Gurdwara Gur Shabad Parkash Akal Ashram, Sohana. It went through Ambwala chowk, the Phase VII market, the PTL chowk and then to the cremation ground in Phase VI here. The body of “Veerji” was carried in a flower-bedecked tractor-trailer from the premises of the gurdwara, which he had got constructed with the help of the sangat.
Devotees in large numbers accompanied the body in different vehicles and also gathered at some places along the route. Cold water was served to the sangat at different points on the route.
Earlier, in the morning the body was brought from the mortuary of the Fortis hospital to Bhai Jasbir Singhji’s residence in Phase VII, and after rituals it was taken to the gurdwara premises. Kirtan and prayers continued at the gurdwara and thousands stood in long queues to have the last darshan of the man who over the years not only spread the message of Sikhism in the country and abroad but also served the poor and the downtrodden. Veerji was also the Chairman of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, a charitable institution set up by him.
Although the cremation was scheduled for 1 pm, it got delayed by about three hours because of the rush of followers and other mourners. Kirtan was performed by Bhai Tejinder Singh Shimlewale and Bhai Amrik Singh Jakhmi at the cremation ground while the mourners waited for the arrival of the body. A huge number of mourners, who had been waiting for hours at the cremation ground, surged forward to have a glimpse of their beloved Veerji when the body reached there. They showered flower petals on the body.
A wreath, on behalf of the Punjab Chief Minister, was placed on the body by Mr A.S. Miglani, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohali. Another wreath was placed on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner by the SDM, Mr Sandeep Hans.
Among those who came to pay their last respects were Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar, Jathedar of Keshgarh Sahib Tarlochan Singh, Jathedar of Damdama Sahib Balwant Singh Nandgarh, Jathedar of Patna Sahib Iqbal Singh, Head Granthi of Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, Gurbachan Singh, Head Granthi of Gurdwara Sisganj Sahib, Delhi, Hem Singh, and Head Granthi of Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi, Satnam Singh.
Also present at the funeral were Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Kharar MLA, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, both SAD leaders, and Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu, president of the Mohali unit of the Congress. Bhai Jasbir Singhji Khalsa suffered a heart attack yesterday at Gurdwara Gurshabad Parkash Akal Ashram. He was taken to Shri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Hospital where he breathed his last. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Daljit Kaur, and two sons, Mr Jagmohan Singh and Mr Jatinder Mohan Singh.

People accompany the body of Bhai Jasbir Singh for cremation in Mohali on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu
 

Guest33

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kal baba ram singh nanaksar walian ne sara keertan hi Bhai Jasbir Singh nu shradhanjli lai keeta si....may his soul rest in peace.....Gurmukh si jo naam japde si te doojian nu japaunde si.....
 

Jeet4560

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correct mein ohna da kirtan mrica vich sunia ccccc new year eve te in 2001 still remember those shabads .........
 

Guest33

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correct mein ohna da kirtan mrica vich sunia ccccc new year eve te in 2001 still remember those shabads .........

kihna da Bhai Jasvir singh da ki Baba Ram Singh da?

never heard Bhai Jasvir Singh but hanji Baba Ram Singh di awaaz badi mithi hai....
 
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