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Thursday, March 27, 2008

First Sikh

Did you know that 1st Sikh.............was?
  1. The First Sikh Settler in UK was Maharaj Duleep Singh
  2. The First Anglo Sikh War started in 1845 and ended in 1846.
  3. Sikh-Canadian Kashmir Singh Heed has become the Canada's first Sikh to become police chief of West Vancouver, British Columbia ("B.C.") with effect from August 2, 2007.
  4. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is revered as one of Sikhism's greatest warriors as well as one of its most hallowed martyrs and was the first Sikh king.
  5. To the late Brigadier Dalip Singh goes the credit of being the first Sikh to represent India in the Olympics in 1924.
  6. Baldev Singh was the first Sikh Defence Minister of India.
  7. Giani Zail Singh (May 5 1916 - December 25 1994) was the President of India (1982-1987), and the first Sikh to hold India's highest public office and honour.
  8. The first Sikh Indian prime minister, Singh was sworn in on May 22, 2004. He is a native Punjabi speaker. Manmohan Singh is the 14th and current Prime Minister of India, considered to be the "architect of modern India."

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