Bhai Sahib is the third in line of Sikh religious leaders of GNNSJ UK, and since 1995, Chairman of the Nishkam Group of Charitable Organisations, active in religious practice and propagation; social regeneration; heritage conservation; and education, health and infrastructure development. He is passionate about empowering individuals and organisations with common religious values, through selfless service, education and exposure.
Recipient of official ‘Bhai Sahib’ title from the Jathedars (senior most leaders) of the five most sacred Sikh Takhats in India, for selfless service in faith propagation and heritage conservation.
Patron of ground-breaking Sikh ethos multi-faith school trust operating four state-funded schools in the UK.
Chair and Trustee of proposed Museum of World’s Religions UK (MWR UK) and Co-Convenor of the proposed International Charter for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.
One of fifty Co-Presidents and Trustee of Religions for Peace (RfP) International.
A member of the Advisory Forum of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre (KAICIID)
Member of the Inter Religious Platform for Article 18 (IPR18), which is an informal network of Religious Leaders, representatives and others committed to combatting religious persecution and advancing freedom of religion or belief, as defined by Article 18 of the UN Universal Declaration for Human Rights.
Recipient of Papal Knighthood of St. Gregory the Great (KSG)
Officer of Her Majesty the Queen’s British Empire (OBE)
Recipient of the 2016 African Interfaith Harmony Award of the Year, United Religions Initiative-Africa
Three honorary doctorates from UK universities for interfaith and peacebuilding work.
Retired Civil and Structural Engineer with 27 years of practice across three continents in the fields of engineering, town planning, housing, appropriate local materials research and policy formulation.