MEMBERS STATEMENT | TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR NIRMAL SINGH CHAUHAN

Remembering Professor Nirmal Singh Chauhan – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR NIRMAL SINGH CHAUHANProfessor Nirmal Singh Chauhan was a very prominent member of the Indian community in Australia.He was the founding member of Singh Sabha Sports Club. I attended the last rites of Professor Singh and paid my respects.He was a very well-respected person in the Indian Community in Melbourne and worked hard to promote sports and culture. I know that he will be missed by the Sikh community and his legacy will live forever. His pure soul will be remembered by us all for decades to come.Rest in peace Professor Singh.#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (10:11:06): On Wednesday, 24 July 2019, I attended the funeral of Professor Nirmal Singh Chauhan, a very prominent member of the Indian community in Australia and also the founding member of Singh Sabha Sports Club. Singh Sabha Sports Club is one of the biggest not-for-profit sporting organisations in Melbourne, founded in 1994. Singh Sabha is a well-known organisation amongst the Australians Sikh population. Sikhism, as we all know, is the fifth-largest religion in Australia and the fastest growing. Born in Punjab, Professor Singh was a very well respected and extremely loved member of the Sikh community in Australia. He was instrumental in promoting sports and culture. The legacy he has created will live forever. Being a part of Professor Singh’s last rites was overwhelming for me as a person and also for the hundreds of people who had come to be a part of this day and to stand by the family. As we all paid tribute to Professor Singh and reminisced upon fond memories, we realised that death is a bitter truth of life. As the Gurbani says, ‘Maran likhaye mandal mein aaye’, meaning, ‘With death preordained the soul comes into the world, gathering the riches of life’. With a heavy heart we paid our final respects to the pure soul, who will always be remembered by us. Rest in peace, Professor Nirmal Singh Chauhan.