Guru Nanak’s latest painting arrives in Uganda

Guru Nanak with Maulvi Bhalaol in Baghdad

Guru Nanak’s painting by Harpreet Kaur Dimpy of New Delhi arrived in Uganda this month.(see above). The painting was commissioned under the strict instructions of Baba Gurharkirpal Singh Raj Yogi of Hazur Sahib and painted by Harpree Kaur accordingly. It took 3 months to complete the painting which is oil on canvass. The painting was completed last year and Baba Gurharkirpal Singh unveiled it in Jullundur last December. Harpreet Kaur has also produced several works of Sikh art which have received international appreciation.

In a sober mood Baba Gurharkipal Singh said that this painting of Baba Nanak is meant for Nanak House in Uganda where it is now housed. It is widely believe that Guru Nanak visited Uganda at a site called Babananika some 28 miles outside Kampala but there is no conclusive evidence despite suggestions that he is most likely to have visited the place.

Sikh Centenary website will welcome any evidence of Guru Nanak’s travel to Uganda.

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Baba Gurharkirpal Singh ( 2nd from left) Justice Choudry in blue T -Shirt on his right