Celebrating the life of Sardarni Ramandeep Kaur Saluja (1974-2017)

Sad News: Passing of Sardar Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra  Ji

Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh)
(March 8, 1927 – August 01, 2017)

Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with profound grief that we inform you of the passing of Sardar Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh), loving husband of Mrs. Jagjit Kaur Chhabra. Caring father of Ameeta Singh (her husband IM Singh), Aneeta Jauhar (her husband MP Jauhar), and Gurdeep Singh Chhabra. He will always be the role model for his grandchildren, Gurjot Singh, Harsimran Singh, Sanmeet Singh, Surabhi Broca, Manit S Jauhar, Kabir Chhabra and his great grandchildren Armaan and Ayaan.

Known as “Wadde Daddy” of the extended family, he was the patriarch of our “Kothi Parivaar.” He was a father figure to his younger siblings Daljit S Chhabra, Harbans S Chhabra, Gurnandan Singh, Mohinder S Aneja, Jugesh Kanwal, Darshan Kaur, Surinder Kaur, and Harjit Narula.

He was a blessed Gursikh who breathed his last with his loving family around him on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Funeral Service:
Thursday, August 3rd 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, PA.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Antim Ardas:
Sunday, August 6th 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Followed by Guru-da-Langar)
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
13814 Travillah Road
North Potomac, MD 20878

Celebrating the life of Dr Ajaib Singh Sidhu

In Memoriam

Dr. Ajaib Singh Sidhu

Dr. Ajaib Singh Sidhu, M.D., Ph.D., passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017.  A Sikh statesman, a researcher and physician, Dr. Sidhu was a very accomplished professional, and a pioneer in establishing the Sikh community in the Washington metropolitan area. His accolades include: Awardee of  Shakuntla Amir Chand Prize for Medical research on Encephalitis Epidemic in Infants and Children in Delhi (1954-1955) – awarded by Indian Council Of Medical Research (1958),  International Post Doctorate NIH fellowship 1964, NRI—Hind Rattan Award, India 2008, NRI – Nav Rattan Award India 2010, NRI- Global Indians Health Sector Gold medal Award, London, UK Sept 2010, Registry in International Who’s who, Geneva, Switzerland.  He started his professional life in the US as a fellow in Gastroenterology, in Washington, D.C under Dr. Howard Tickten. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Liver Disease, at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston under Dr. Thomas Chalmers. Most recently, he practiced as a physician of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, affiliated with a number of area hospitals, including Howard County General Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, University Specialty Hospital, Somatic Physician, and Spring Grove Hospital Baltimore, MD. From 1972 to March 2017, he provided consultation for addiction services at Methadone Treatment Program, Baltimore, MD, was Medical Director of EJAL Addiction Center Glen Burnie, MD, JAEL Addiction Center, Ellicott City, MD, Medical Director Allegany County, Cumberland, MD, and a physician at Phoenix Health Center, Hagerstown, MD.

Dr. Sidhu also had an engaging academic career, holding the following posts: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington DC, and Instructor in Medicine at University of Maryland School Of Medicine. In India, he was Assistant Research Officer for studies on Delhi Epidemic Of Infectious Hepatitis, Assistant Research officer at All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, N. Delhi,—studied Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease, Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, MD, Pediatrician –as Post Doctoral fellow, Irwin Hospital, N. Delhi, MD. He also studied the Encephalitis Epidemic in New Delhi, Infectious Hepatitis Delhi – The Biggest Water Borne Epidemic in the World. His work was performed under several research grants.

Dr. Sidhu served in the US as Chairman and member of Cost Containment, Howard County General Hospital under Medical and Chirugical Faculty of the State of Maryland. He was chairman of the Patient Review Committee.

Despite his full professional and academic career, Dr. Sidhu was committed to growing and nourishing the Sikh community. He was a founding member of the Sikh Resource Center, MD and a founding member of the GNFA gurdwara in Silver Spring, MD. He founded the Dharmik, Sikh Affairs, Discipline Committee, and Scholarship Committees at GNFA. In addition, he started Sunday School for Sikh kids. He continued to teach lessons from his life to children at Gyan Sagar Gurdwara, to his last days. As a writer, he published several articles in both medical and community publications, such as Sikh Times (Voice of Sikhs), and Sikh Destiny. In addition, Dr. Sidhu was a charter member of the Khalsa Toastmasters. He worked diligently on providing avenues for people of all ages and backgrounds to be able to be confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Dr. Sidhu devoted his personal time to a number of services for the general public as well. He served on the Howard County Alcoholism Advisory Committee, and as Medical Co-ordinator of the Health Fair at Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. He was the First Sikh Pastoral Care Volunteer at Howard County General Hospital, the first Sikh to be certified as a National Disaster Chaplain, Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteer in Montgomery County, and was FEMA trained. He participated in several Interfaith Prayer Services in these roles, including the Ebola Relief Event at the Civic Center in Silver Spring, MD.

He was a loving, caring, dynamic, vibrant spirit. He is survived by his loving wife, Dr. Hema Kaur Sidhu, and sons Vikram and Mohinderjeet.

It is hard to FORGET someone who gave us so much to Remember.

Please join us to celebrate Dr. Ajaib Sidhu’s Life:

 

Funeral and Cremation: Wednesday, April 12, 1 pm -3pm

March Life Tribute Center

7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20707

Please join us for Ardaas after the cremation at GNFA, 12917 old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904.

Sehaj Paath (Reading of Holy Scripture): At Sidhu residence: 5216 Lynngate Road, Columbia, MD 21044

Paath Arambh: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10 am

Paath Samapti: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 10 am

 

Antim Ardaas (Prayers): Sunday, April 16, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Kirtan and Guru Ka Langar (Hymns and community meal)

Guru Nanak Foundation of America

12917 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904

 

Contact: 410.362.8888

In Loving Memory of Sardarni Jagjit Kaur Aneja

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh-

We are writing to share the passing of  ​​ Sardarn​i Jagjit Kaur Aneja, loving mother of Pardeep, Manjot ​, and  Jaspreet ​ Singh Aneja​ ​ and sister of Sardar Gajind ​a​ r Singh ​ and Dr. Gurbachan Singh​ . ​​   ​ She was a blessed Gursikh and the nucleus of our family.  ​After leaving this world on Tuesday, January 24 at 8:30 pm, she  continue​​s ​  her incredible  journey​​   ​to become one with  Waheguru.  ​​ Please join us as we celebrate her beautiful life ​ at the ​following events:

Funeral Service:
​Saturday, ​ January  ​28, 2017
​3​  to  ​5​  pm
Life Tribute Center
7601 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD 2070 ​7
Phone: 301-490-1550​ ​

Kirtan and Antim Ardas:
​Saturday, ​ January 28, 2017
5 to 7 pm
Guru Nanak Foundation of America
12917 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
P ​hone: 301-384-2133

Gur Fateh-

The Aneja Family
3​01-802-0639 ​

Sardar Gajind​a​r Singh
301-807-8620

Passing of Rajinder Sekhon

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden passing of Rajinder Singh Sekhon. He was 77. He remained self-sufficient and in good health until the end.

He is survived by his daughter Arvinder (Neelu) Sharma, son-in law Sushil Sharma, son Amrit (Mintoo) Sekhon, daughter-in-law Christine Sekhon, and his beloved grandchildren Amit Sharma, Jay Sharma, Hailey Sekhon and Abby Sekhon.

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Passing of Sardar Surjit Singh Bian

Our beloved S. Surjit Singh Ji Bian passed away on January 22, 2015. He was 85 years old and is survived by his wife Sardarni Satya Devi Bian; sons S. Gurcharan Singh Bian and his wife Sawinder Kaur, S. Inder Singh Bian and his wife Kamal Bian, S. Purshotam Singh Bian; daughter Jasvinder Kaur and husband S. Gulab Singh.

Funeral Services for Sardarni Gurdeep Kaur Ji

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Sadh Sangat Ji,

It is with deep sorrow we inform you that Sardarni Gurdeep Kaur Ji, Beloved Mother of Bhai Sahib Jugmohan Singh Ji, passed away yesterday, Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Funeral Services will be held at:
Venue: Donaldson Funeral Home
1411 Annapolis Rd, Route 175 East
Odenton, MD 21113
Tel: 410-672-2200

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 2 PM – 3 PM

Sehaj Path will be begin on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bhai Sahib’s residence.
Residence Address:
14104 Fairdale Rd,
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Tel: 240-535-6707

Bhog Sri Sehaj Path, Kirtan & Antim Ardas will be held at:
Venue: GNFA
12917 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel: 301-384-2133

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Funeral Services for Sardar Jayant Singh Kalotra of McLean, VA

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sardar Jayant Singh Kalotra on December 21, 2012. He passed away with humility, dignity and peace surrounded by family and the comfort of prayers at the age of 73 in acceptance of God’s will. Loving husband of 46 years of Amrit Kalotra (nee Jaspal), beloved father of Indira Kaur and Ajay Singh and his wife Sangita Kaur, proud grandfather of Meghan Kaur, Armaan Singh, Sahiba Kaur, and Arjan Singh. Precious son of the late Zorawar Singh and Jai Kaur and loving son-in-law of late Sardar Jaswant Singh and Lakhvir Kaur, Sardar Jayant Singh Kalotra was born on October 15, 1939. He was a Chartered and Cost Accountant by profession, and served as the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Metal Box India Private Limited in Calcutta, India till 1984 when he moved with his family to the Washington DC area. He founded International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI) and traveled to 52 countries to provide advice on economic and private sector development over a 25 year period. He was an industry leader for increasing opportunities for small businesses in US federal government contracting. Sardar Jayant Singh Kalotra, a true Khalsa, lived in prayer, enjoyed listening to kirtan; guiding his children; indulging his grandchildren; playing badminton and golf; watching sports; and keeping current on world affairs.

The family will receive visitors at our home between 4 and 6 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012 and Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 1449 Woodhurst Boulevard, McLean, Virginia 22102.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 24, 2012 at 11:30 am at National Memorial Park at 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042 (phone 703-560-4400).

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations can be made in the name of Jayant Singh Kalotra to “Life with Cancer” (8411 Pennel Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Online condolences may be made at jkalotra@ibtci.com

Kirtan in memory of Sardarni Pritpal Kaur on Dec 15th @5pm

It is with great regret you are being informed about the demise of Sardarni Pritpal Kaur,the dear mother of Dr Jasbir K Chowdhary and Ravinder (Sweety) K. Thakur. She was the mother-in-law of Dr Manjit S. Chowdhary and Cheerharan S. Thakur.

Please join the family in the Kirtan and Ardaas for their beloved mother on Saturday December 15th at GNFA from 5-7pm. Langar to follow.

For further details please contact: Dr. Manjit Singh Chowdhary: 301-421-0095

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