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Daughter of former UK minister living life of a Sikh warrior

PTI  London, August 27, 2012
First Published: 11:13 IST(27/8/2012) | Last Updated: 11:16 IST(27/8/2012)

The daughter of former British minister Jonathan Aitken has swapped the world of nightclubs and parties for a simple life as a devout Sikh in Punjab.

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Alexandra Aitken's new look - a spear clutched in one hand, a bag of bananas in the other, a dagger slung over her white tunic and iPod headphones tucked beneath a white and purple turban - is a far cry from the tight dresses she favoured in her days as an 'It' girl around London, reported a UK newspaper.

32-year-old Alexandra took her family, including twin Victoria, by surprise when she announced in January last year that she was marrying a Sikh warrior. She also changed her name to Uttrang Kaur Khalsa.

She had first spotted Inderjot Singh in 2009 when she was practising yoga at the Golden Temple in Amritsar before meeting him on a second visit. Their wedding was arranged with such haste that her parents were unable to attend.

On her website, Alexandra says she lives with Nihang Sikhs the sect to which her husband (Inderjot Singh) belongs but is staying at an ashram run by a sect of yoga Sikhs in the village of Bani in Punjab.

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