Jamshedpur: Sardar Lakhwinder Singh, sevadar of Telco Gurdwara, passed away on Monday in Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand and his body will be brought by road to Jamshedpur on June 1 and the last rites will be performed the same day.
61-year-old Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Telco Road No. 2, has been identified as a sevadar of Joda Ghar (handling shoes) and was doing this service since his childhood.
Sardar Gurmeet Singh, former head of the Telco Gurdwara Management Committee and chairman of the Central Gurdwara Management Committee, said Lakhwinder Singh had gone to visit Hemkund Sahib along with his fellow relatives. On Monday morning, he left Govind Dham for Hemkund Sahib on a wagon and when he reached there, he was lifeless.
According to doctors, he died due to bad weather and lack of oxygen. His body has been sent to Govind Dham on Monday itself and will be sent to Jamshedpur by ambulance tomorrow after postmortem in Rishikesh.
Recalling the old days, Chairman Gurmeet Singh, who was involved in the arrangements to bring the body to Jamshedpur, said that Lakhwinder Singh’s forefathers had a great contribution in the construction of Gurdwara Sahib, he was in the third generation and his son Harpreet Singh served in Tata Motors.
Lakhwinder Singh has left behind 3 daughters and a son. Sardar Inderjit Singh, general secretary of Takht Shri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib, has described his death as a big loss for the community. According to him, Lakhwinder’s life has been an inspiration for those who serve. He devoted his entire life for the community and company.