ANNAWAN, ILLINOIS—The first death anniversary of former AISSF leader, Bhai Satwinder Singh Bhola, will be observed at his residence in Annawan (Illinois, USA) on June 25th. Along with being a Panthik activist since the Sikh freedom movement, Bhai Satwinder Singh Bhola was also son-in-law of the 83 year old fasting Sikh activist Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa.
Bhai Bhola was murdered at midnight on August 19 outside his apartment complex in Peoria. Peoria police department confirmed that Bhai Bhola was attacked by two attackers, however no breakthrough has made in the case so far. FBI and local agencies are still trying to identify the suspects.
Bhai Bhola’s wife, Bibi Sarvarinder Kaur, informed Sikh24 that ardas will be performed on June 25th at their family residence in Annawan.
Bhai Satwinder Singh Bhola played a major role in promoting the peaceful struggle of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of political Sikh prisoners. Being an established businessman in the USA, Bhai Bhola was not only the financial backbone of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s struggle, he also inspired Sikh activists and organizations to back Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s demands.