(Sept 24, 1924 — April 1, 2004)
Singh Tohra was a towering figure who dominated Sikh public
affairs for over four decades. He was a people’s person, who
drew his strength from the faithful that spanned Punjab. He
often blurred the line between religion and politics. Just a few
days before his death, he became a member of the Rajya Sabha for
a record sixth time.
ardas: Gurcharan Singh Tohra participates in the ardas before the starting of kar seva at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, on March 25, 2004.
ahead: An early picture of Tohra receiving felicitations after being elected President of the SGPC.
Mixing religion and
politics: The SGPC chief with the then Chief Minister, Giani Zail Singh, at the Guru Gobind Singh Marg (Anandpur Sahib to Talwandi Sabo) procession in 1973.
hands: Tohra raises his hands at the launch of the Sarab Hind Shiromani Akali Dal.
touch: Tohra with 1984 Delhi riot widows.