Ravi Singh Biography

Real NameRavinder Singh Sidhu
Born16 September 1969
BirthplaceVill. Mundian Jattan, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Height6′ 0” or 182cm
SchoolUnknown
CollegeSlough and Eton Church of England
Business and Enterprise College
QualificationMasters
Father NameMittar Singh Sidhu
Mother NameGurmit Kaur
SiblingsSister
Occupation(s)CEO of Khalsa Aid
Year Active04 April 1999 – Present
Contactinfo@khalsaaid.org

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Ravi Singh is a British-Sikh humanitarian, and founder and CEO of the international non-profit aid and relief organization Khalsa Aid. He was born in a Sikh family on 16 September 1969 and his birthplace is Village Mundian Jattan, Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He did his graduation from Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College.

More About Ravi Singh

  • Ravi and his family moved to Britain when he was 11 years old.
  • He has been working as a humanitarian since 1999 when he had the idea of taking the Sikh concept of langar to regions of the world.

Family

Ravi Singh Father
Ravi Singh Father

Ravi Singh posted his Father photo on Instagram and said….

”My father passed away holding my hand on the outskirts of my village ( Mundian Jattan, Panjab) I was left alone with him in the field as my future brother in law ran to get help. I kept looking at him collapsed on the ground still holding my hand. I was just over 11 years old. I remember going numb….. there was a strange silence. The few mins standing next to my father seemed like an eternity.
Then I remember my mother in deep pain as she saw my father in death.
My father worked very hard ( in Singapore & UK, a POW too ) for us but sadly as I was the youngest I didn’t know him as well as my siblings. I wish I had a few more years with him.”

Ravi Singh Mother
Ravi Singh Mother

Major Projects of Khalsa Aid

Turkey Earthquake (1999)

Congo Volcanic Eruption (2002)

Afghanistan Relief Work (2003)

Tsunami Islands Earthquake (2004)

Pakistan Earthquake (2005)

Indonesia Earthquake & Cyclone (2006)

Haiti Earthquake (2010)

Syria Civil War (2011)

Kenya Refugee Camps (2011)

Philippines Tyhoon (2013)

Iraq Refugee Camp (2014)

United Kingdom Floods (2014)

Ravi shot to fame in the UK in 2014 when he mobilized his charity to help the people of Somerset after heavy rain and high winds caused huge amounts of damage to property and land.

Later that year the people of Somerset nominated him to appear on the national hit TV show Surprise Surprise as a way of saying thank you for his support and also received his family car customized.

Nepal Earthquake (2015)

In 2015 Ravi helped the people of Nepal after an earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 25,000. He encouraged his newly made friends from Somerset to help.

Chennai Flood (2015)

Ravi Singh also stepped in to provide relief to flood victims in multiple Indian states impacted in the 2015 Indian floods.

Dover Traffic (2016)

In 2016 Ravi’s team assisted motorists stranded in the Dover traffic chaos by delivering 6000 water bottles. Some travelers spent up to 15 hours at a standstill on the M20. Ravi was praised widely on social media.

Farmers Protest India (2020)

More than 400,000 Indian farmers and their supporters have occupied the streets of New Delhi for days in protest against three new agriculture reform laws, blocking major highways into the capital city and vowing to remain camped there until the laws are repealed.


Awards 

YearTitleCountry
2014Sikh of the Year 2014Amritsar, India
2017International Sensation AwardSurry, Canada
2017Bhagat Singh Thind Community Empowerment Award Maryland, USA
2018The Award Of Excellence and AchievementUnited Kingdom
Ravi Singh
Ravi Singh in Somalia 2003

Documentary

The BBC made a film about Ravi in 2016 titled The Selfless Sikh which documented his journey to northern Iraq, where he provides aid to Yazidi families who have fled their homes to escape the brutality of Islamic State. 

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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Singh

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