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Ludhiana-born Anshdeep first Sikh in US President’s security

Anshdeep stumbled upon a block when he was told he would have to change his looks. But he moved the court against the riders and the decision came out in his favour.

punjab Updated: Sep 14, 2018 23:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
anti-Sikh riots,United States,NRIs
Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his gruelling training in the United States.(HT PHOTO)

Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President.

Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his gruelling training in the United States.

His family moved to Ludhiana from Kanpur during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He lost his uncle and a close relative after the frenzied mob stormed their house in Kanpur’s KDA Colony in Barra. His aunt’s marriage was scheduled in second of week of November and the family was busy making arrangement.

Anshdeep’s father Devendra Singh was also injured in the attack and had received three bullet wounds.

His grandfather Amreek Singh Bhatia, manager with Punjab and Sind Bank, opted for a transfer to Ludhiana. His father, who was into the pharmaceutical business in Kanpur, married in Ludhiana and moved to the United States with his family in 2000. Anshdeep was 10 at that time.

Anshdeep who dreamt of making to the President’s security one day stumbled upon a block when he was told he would have to change his looks. But Anshdeep moved the court against the riders and the decision came out in his favour.

First Published: Sep 11, 2018 20:55 IST