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Sardar Surjit Singh Chowdhary

Sardar Surjit Singh Chowdhary

Born in Fort-Portal on 5th September 1957 at Virika Hospital. Son of Sardar Tarlok Singh Chowdhary and Narinder Kaur Chowdhary .Attended Moroto High School in Karamoja . Left Uganda before the Amin exodus in July 1972. Settled in London and trained as an Accountant and obtained Masters in Business Administration. Has two children- currently reading Economics and Dentistry respectively. Involved in various businesses including property development; property trading; financial services; legal services; Project management; Cash and Carry( Chinese Food); and Project Funding.

Sardar Hardip singh Chowdhary

Sardar Hardip singh Chowdhary

Born in Masaka on 11th December 1947. Eldest son of Sardar Tarlok Singh Chowdhary and Narind- er Kaur Chowdhary. Attended Kololo Secondary School. Sir Samuel Baker School in Gulu and Mbale Secondary School Left Uganda for further Studies in the UK in 1969. Graduated with a B.Sc in Phar- macy from Brighton University in England. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of California and worked in own businesses including Property Development; Hotel business; Car Business and Pharmacy.

Inder singh Gill A Gaint Industrialist

Inder singh Gill

Inder Singh was born on May 9, 1901 in Punjab, India, and educat- ed at the Arya School in Ludhiana. Inder left home in 1921 for East Africa, lured by the tales told by returning Sikhs of opportunities in that far-away land. Many of these returnees had participated in building that epic railway line from Mombasa to Kisumu and then Kampala. Many were known to the Gill family. By this time thousands of people from Guja- rat had gone to Africa as traders. Inder saw his opportunity in the railways.

Sardar Kishan Singh Bassan

Sardar Kishan Singh Bassan

Sardar Kishan Singh Bassan went to Uganda around 1930’s. He was born in 1912 in Atowal. After acquiring his education up to matricula- tion he then followed a diploma in Electrical Engi- neering from Rawalpindi. He emigrated to Uganda in 1930 to join his father Sardar Ganga Singh.

Sardar Tarlok Singh Chowdhary

Sardar Tarlok Singh Chowdhary

Born in Doberan, now in Pakistan. Moved to Uganda on 29th December 1946, after marrying Narinder Kaur, born in Masaka on 8/4/1930, daughter of Hari Singh who had moved to Uganda in the early in 1919. Worked as Head Clerk with the British Army where he served six years in Second World War. Decorated with the 1939-1945 Star Medal, Burma Star and also with the War Star. On his retirement he did not require any immigration to travel to the UK because of his service in the army.

Dr Harmandar Singh Gupta

Dr Harmandar Singh Gupta

Dr Harmandar Singh Gupta was born in Mbarara in 1942 and attended Ntare School and went to Ibadan University in Nigeria where he qualified as a medical doctor. He came and worked at Mulago hospital and he later set up his own private practice in Mbarara. He was under strict instructions from his wealthy father SS Gupta not to charge fees to poor patients who could not afford to pay for treatment. Hence he was running his medical practice on almost charitable basis. After expulsion of Asians in 1972 he moved to Kinshasha where he became the official doctor to V.I.P’s and Diplomats.

Dr. Ranjit singh- a Doctor & Golfer

Dr. Ranjit singh

Ranjit Singh was born on March 20, 1925 in Naushara, Pakistan to parents Dr Bhag Singh and Mata Pritam Kaur. He completed his primary education in Karachi and moved to Lahore where he completed his secondary education and enrolled at the King Edward Medical College to start his medical training. During his college years Ranjit Singh was an accomplished athlete competing in high jumps, pole vault and discus throwing. How- ever his passion for field hockey was what defined him. He captained his team and enjoyed many wins both at local and state level.

Gurdial Singh - think tank of the UPC- Former Mayor of Kampala 1970

Gurdial singh

My father was 72 years old. He is one person I was always proud of and grateful to be able to call a true friend. He was brilliant, kind, always generous and hospitable, warm and affectionate, soft spoken was born in Mazeresnear Mombasa, February 15, 1933. His early education was in Nairobi and Kampala. He lived with various relations and friends and finally at the Sikh Gurdwara in Kampala as his parents were stationed in remote parts of the country during those years.

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