Businessman and community leader;
Born: May 13, 1919; Died: April 13, 2012.
Sewa Singh Kohli, who has died aged 92, was a well-known community leader and businessman in the Indian community in Scotland.
Sewa Singh (Papa Ji to his family) was born in Ambala, India on May 13, 1919. He was the fourth of nine children of Kishen Singh Kohli, who had married Karam Kaur Bedi in 1909. His father worked as an agent for Volkart Brothers, a company of Swiss cotton traders, and ensured all the children went to college or university. After school and college in Ambala, Sewa Singh graduated in 1941 from Punjab University Lahore with an honours degree in Oriental Languages majoring in Punjabi, Persian and English.
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