Australia PM hails Sikh for saving man’s life in 2011

  • Press Trust of India, Melbourne
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2015 12:44 IST
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hails Kulwinder Singh for saving the life of a man (Photo courtesy-Facebook page)

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday hailed a Sikh man for saving a man who suffered a cardiac arrest.

Kulwinder Singh had used a defibrillator to help save the life of Michael Williams at Central Station in 2011.

Turnbull, who was visiting Sydney Trains office, wrote on Facebook, “A great honour to meet Kulwinder Singh, who works for Sydney Trains, at Central this morning. He saved a passenger’s life by using a defilbrillator after he had suffered a heart attack.”

PM further wrote, “Whenever I bump into people working at Sydney trains they have been friendly and professional but I’m so proud we have people like Kulwinder looking after passengers. Another reason to catch a train!”

Expressing his delight, Singh said, “I never expected it, it was unbelievable. I did what I do in the line of duty and I am simply pleased that I could help a customer who was in need.”

Born in Punjab, Singh has been living in Australia for the past 20 years.

He completed his post-graduate studies in Agriculture and emigrated to Australia in 1995. He started working for the Sydney railways in 1996.

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