In a convention organized in the Holi city Amritsar on May 7, SAD (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann released a book titled “ਹੋਂਦ ਦਾ ਨਗਾਰਚੀ” (The Drum beater for Existence) which highlights Deep Sidhu’s contribution to Panth and Punjab through different platforms.
Penned by SYFB president Ranjit Singh Damdami Taksal in Punjabi, this book also contains a collection of various articles written about Deep Sidhu by other writers namely Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara, Bhai Paramjit Singh Bheora, Amardeep Singh Gill, Prabhsharanbir Singh, Papalpreet Singh, Baghel Singh Dhaliwal, Talwinder Singh Buttar, Kamaldeep Singh Brar, Sukhdeep Singh Barnala, Dr. Sukhpreet Singh Udoke, Ajmer Singh, Sarabjit Singh Ghuman, Karamjit Singh Chandigarh, Gurpreet Singh Sahota, Surinder Singh Talking Punjab etc.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Simranjit Singh Mann appealed the Sikh masses to buy and read this book about Deep Sidhu. He reiterated that Deep Sidhu has been martyred by the Indian state.
“Had Deep Sidhu been present in 1947, he would have successfully assisted Sikhs in securing a sovereign Sikh state,” he said.
It may be recalled here that actor turned Sikh activist Deep Sidhu had died in an accident on February 15 this year while he was being on way back to his home in Punjab from Delhi. His SUV Mahindra Scorpio had collided with a trailer from rear probably due to sudden and unsafe brake use by the trailer driver.
It is a widespread belief among Sikh masses that this accident was a planned act by the Indian state machinery to silent Deep Sidhu’s voice in support of Sikh sovereignty. At the time of his death, Deep Sidhu and his team was campaigning in favor of Simranjit Singh Mann in Amargarh assembly segment.