110 Years Old Sikh Freedom Fighter Recovering at "Home for Homeless"

Because of good care at the Ashram Narinder Singh is getting better and better day by day....


Family Members and Relatives were killed during India-Pakistan Partition

After getting discharged from Daya Nand Medical (DMC) Hospital Ludhiana 110 years old Sikh freedom fighter Narinder Singh was shifted to "Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram" (a home for homeless) near village Sarabha by the Ludhiana district administration. Because of good care at the Ashram Narinder Singh is getting better and better day by day. The founder of the Ashram Dr Naurang Singh Mangat is looking after him personally.

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Dr Mangat putting drops in Narinder's eyes

Azad Hind Fauj veteran Narinder Singh had undergone a surgery of his hip joint at DMC Hospital Ludhiana. He was residing in a room of Government Model Senior Secondary High School, Dholewal Chowk, Ludhiana, for the last 40-45 years. But around a month back, he injured his hip joint. Due to efforts of Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana Mr Rajat Agarwal, he was admitted to DMC Hospital for treatment.

Born in 1905 in village Duvehar Kalan of District Rawalpindi in Pakistan, Narinder Singh joined Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in 1943 under the command of Neta Ji Subhash Chandar Bose to liberate India from the British rulers. But unfortunately during (India-Pakistan) partition his entire family was killed. However Narinder Singh and his sister Amar Kaur safely reached Indian territory. His sister Amar Kaur had also expired few years back.

It is pertinent to mention that the founder of this Charitable Ashram Dr Naurang Singh Mangat is a former Professor-cum-Scientist of Statistics at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, University of Windsor (Canada) and Senior Scientist at Morrison Scientific in Calgary (Canada). He is also a former Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, London. Besides publishing about 60 research papers in world famous journals, he is a co-author of text book "Elements of Survey Sampling" published by Kluwer Academic Publishers based in Netherlands, London and Boston, but now owned by Springer-Verlag of Germany.

The two storey building of this beautiful Ashram is equipped with security cameras and solar power system. More than 25 homeless, mentally sick, disabled and elderly sick people are living in the Ashram permanently. All of them are provided food, clothes, medical help and nursing care free of cost. The number is increasing every month. The time is not far when on completion of the remaining two more floors, the institute will be catering to hundreds of disabled and homeless in the future.

For more information: email: [email protected], Website: http://www.apahajashram.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guru-Amar-Das-Apahaj-Ashram/487373268061404


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