Tribune News Service
Hazur Sahib, October 29


The US-based Sikh Dharma International and Guru Ram Das Sikh Mission presented a kalgi to Takht Hazur Sahib here today.

The kalgi has been handcrafted by famous Beverly Hills jeweller Angelo Castelo. One of his clients was late Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogi.

Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh had been famous for wearing a kalgi on his turban. He was affectionately called Guru Kalgidhar.

The piece created by Castelo replicates the shape of Guru’s kalgi, but with a distinctive modern flair. The piece is cast in gold, set with blue topaz and diamonds on silver base.

It is a tribute to the life of Guru Gobind Singh whose courage and radiance gave life to the Khalsa. It is a gift from the Sikhs from the West.

Bhai Satpal Singh, chairman of the Guru Ram Dass Sikh Mission, and Bibi Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, wife of late Harbhajan Singh Yogi, and many converted Sikhs from the US, New Mexico, Germany, Canada and the UK were present. Later, Bhai Satpal Singh was honoured in the sanctum sanctorum of the Takht.

— V. W.