Sikh nonagenarian to be honored with a street named after him in Los Angeles

For 50 years Dr....

Dr. Amarjit Singh Marwah, a beacon to the Indian American community, especially the Sikhs in California since his coming to the U.S. in 1953 to study pediatric dentistry, will be recognized Feb 4 on his 93rd birthday by the Studio for Southern California History.

Marwah, who came to the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship under the Guggenheim Foundation to study pediatric dentistry in New York in 1953, will be recognized for his contributions to Los Angeles history and particularly to the Sikh-American community of Southern California, by Los Angeles Councilmember David Ryu.

Sharon Sekhon director of the Studio, a nonprofit that announced the event Jan. 27, worked with the South Asian American Digital Alliance (SADAA), the Sikh Temple, and Councilman Ryu to recognize Marwah, who will be honored with street signage at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Finley Avenue, the location of the Hollywood Sikh Temple...

...Marwah has been cited in Congressional documentaries for his work in helping to elect Dalip Singh Saund to Congress, representing the Imperial Valley, and on PBS for his stewardship of Bhagat Singh Thind’s legacy as a civil rights leader and spiritual guru.

 

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