Ganga Singh Dhillon, US-based Khalistan ideologue and chairman of the Sri Nankana Sahib Foundation, passed away at his residence in Washington DC on Tuesday. He was 86.
One of the founding members of the Khalistan movement, Ganga Singh advocated the ‘Sikhs are a Nation’ theory. In 1981, he was not allowed to enter India and was deported back to the US. As the chairman of the Sri Nankana Sahib Foundation (since 1975), he worked for Sikh welfare and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in 1999.
Remembering the Sikh leader, international journalist Nirpal Singh Shergill wrote: “A very wise, very resourceful and a visionary Sikh community leader. I will miss him!”
His cremation will take place on Saturday.