1,500 pay tribute to top Sikh

MORE than 1,500 people gathered to pay their last respects to a shining light of the Sikh community in Manchester.

Dr Harkirtan Singh-Raud, from Fallowfield, died aged just 46 on Tuesday 4 May 2010 after an ear infection he had escalated to pneumonia.

People from all over the UK came to the city to pay their last respects to Dr Singh-Raud, who was an OBE and a magistrate, with hundreds of well wishers lining the streets near his home on Birchfields Road and following his cortege to the Sikh temple on Monton Street in Moss Side.

He will be missed most by his wife Rani Kaur and daughters Harsimran, eight and Aman, seven,

Speaking to Manchester Evening News Jarnail Singh-Raud, the doctor’s nephew, said: “In 46 years he achieved so much, but he was always striving to achieve more. He wanted to be the first Sikh with a turban in the House of Lords and I have no doubt he would have got there.”

To read the rest of this story visit the main Manchester Mouth website.

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