Sad News – Passing of Sardar Jagjit Singh Ji Rathore

Sadh Sangat ji, GNFA was recently informed that Sardar Jagjit Singh Ji Rathore, husband of Bibi Amarjit Kaur Ji Rathore, passed away on January 4, 2012 after he had suffered a major stroke over a month ago.

Funeral Services from 1-3PM on Sunday 1/8/2012
Funeral services will be held at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home at 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032

Directions here.

Arambh Sehaj Paath at 5PM on Sunday 1/8/2012
A Sehaj Paath of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji will be held at the Rathore Residence starting at 5PM.

4009 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Tel# 703-352-1916 on Sunday 1/8/2012.

The Paath will continue through Saturday 1/14/2012. Everyone is welcomed to participate in the reading and listening of the Paath. There will be a provision to read the Paath in English, in addition to Gurmukhi.

The timings for the Paath will be as follows:

  • Sunday 1/8: 5PM-8PM
  • Monday 1/9 – Friday 1/13: 9AM-7PM everyday
  • Saturday 1/14: 9AM-2PM.

The slots for reading Paath will be 1-hour long each. You can let the family know by RSVP’ing through the following Evite link for the days and times you would like to participate in the reading of the Paath, so that they can reserve the slot/s for you and confirm back to you. You can also call at 703-626-6119 to request a slot.

Bhog of Sehaj Paath and Kirtan from 5PM-8PM on Saturday 1/14/2012
The Bhog of the Sehaj Paath and a Kirtan Darbar in loving memory of Jagjit Singh ji’s departed soul will be held from 5PM-8PM on Saturday 1/14/2012 at Raj Khalsa Gurdwara, 22821 Silverbrook Center Dr., #160, Sterling, VA, followed with a Guru-ka-Langar.


The following message was sent from Guru Gobind Singh Foundation’s management to the Sadh Sangat.  We have posted it for the GNFA Sangat to view.

Jagjit Singh Rathore, a person who was passionate about Sikhi and showed his dedication to the community through his loving actions, passed away on Wednesday, January 4th. He is survived by his dedicated wife Bibi Amarjit Kaur and daughter Sahiba Kaur. The whole family has been performing kirtan from last two decades in the Washington area gurdwaras and touching many hearts. He was vocal about the rights of the Sikhs here and back in India in the 80’s. He always wanted to recited poems on Gurpurabs and would select poems written by prominent authors like Vidhata Singh Tir, Jaswant Singh Phul and others. He would deliver them with vigor and passion reminding the sangat the joy of being in the kavi darbars in India.

Picture above is his last reciting a poem on Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Gurpurab at Guru Gobind Singh Foundation. He read it loud like a lion.

We will sorely miss him.

May Waheguru bless his soul and give him everlasting embrace.

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