Chandigarh Sikh missionary dies in car crash in Australia

According to Australian media, the incident took place when the car in which Gurbir was travelling wedged between two trucks, resulting in his death.

punjab Updated: Sep 19, 2017 00:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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A Chandigarh resident S Gurbir Singh, 65, died in a car crash near Perth in Australia on Monday.

Gurbir Singh, a Sikh missionary and retired Reserve bank of India (RBI) employee was a resident of Rajdhani Complex Sector 49, Chandigarh.

According to Australian media, the incident took place when the car in which Gurbir was travelling wedged between two trucks, resulting in his death. Two more persons who were travelling in the same car also got injured.

Puneet Singh, who was driving the car is said to be critically injured, while Satinder Pal Singh, Gurjit’s elder brother had a lucky escape.

It is learnt that Gurbir had gone to Perth to visit his elder son, Harpreet Singh and his wife Hardeep Kaur. He was there for around a month.

It was at 2.30pm on Monday when Harpreet called his younger brother, Avneep Singh to inform him about the demise of their father.

Relatives of the deceased informed HT that his body will not be brought to Chandigarh, instead his last rites will be performed in Perth.

His younger son Avneep Singh will also be flying to Perth for the last rites.

First Published: Sep 19, 2017 00:02 IST