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Sikh leader remembered 25 years on
2:50pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of people gathered to remember a man widely regarded as the father of Southampton’s Sikh community.
Worshippers and colleagues paid tribute to Sardar Harnam Singh Roudh at two commemorative services at the Gurdwara Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib, in St Mark’s Road, to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.
Mr Singh Roudh, a devoted community man, was instrumental in founding the temple.
He opened Southampton’s first Indian and West Indian continental store in Derby Road in 1961, before opening the Star of India restaurant, in St Mary’s.
The Daily Echo described his funeral, in January 1988, as “the biggest funeral Southampton has witnessed”.