LONDON, UK—Basics of Sikhi founder Bhai Jagraj Singh, from England, passed away today in the highest of spirits and completed his spiritual and physical journey on Earth.
Bhai Jagraj Singh was well respected internationally and renowned for his “street parchar” that he started in London, but has now spread worldwide. In December 2016, Bhai Jagraj Singh was diagnosed with cancer. The news was unexpected and left the Sikh sangat worldwide in shock. Tests revealed that Bhai Jagraj Singh had been diagnosed with stage four advanced cancer which spread to his liver and was inoperable.
Since then, he went through chemotherapy and also tried natural remedies, however, he always insisted that this was hukam (will of Vaheguru). Bhai Jagraj Singh firmly insisted that whatever is happening is already pre-ordained and he asked his supporters to remain in chardi kala (high spirits) and attached to Gurbani.
Respected internationally for his “street parchar”, Bhai Jagraj Singh started several initiatives in 2012 to raise awareness of the Sikh faith. Since then, he has trained dozens of parchariks (preachers) worldwide. He has spoken at camps and events across the world as well.
Along with Basics of Sikhi, some of the other initiatives launched by him include the Amritsar Visitor Center, Sikh Press Associatio
At the time when Bhai Jagraj Singh was diagnosed with cancer, he shared the following message with the Sangat –
“Only SatGuru Ji can give or take life away and they are never wrong, only perfect. In all the Seva that Guru Ji allowed me to do of his beautiful Panth, I’ve made many mistakes and I ask forgiveness from the Sangat. If the Guru’s message has touched you and you feel it’s the truth, I urge you to follow that truth and become a GurSikh as none of us knows how long we have left. Please do Ardaas that Guru Ji gives me a place in his Charan and keeps my family and the Panth in Chardi-Kala. May the Panth flourish, even if I am finished, this is pure joy for me.”
Earlier today, Basics of Sikhi posted the following message on Facebook –
VaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, VaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jagraj Singh, founder of Everythings 13.
Jagraj Singh was diagnosed with stage four inoperable cancer in December 2016.
We request all to respect the privacy of Jagraj Singh’s family and the Everythings 13 team during this period.
Any further information will be shared only by Everythings 13.
VaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, VaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh (VAHEGURU)
I’m a follower of Christ but Jagraj Singh was a true messenger, too good for this Earthly plain, a spiritual spark. He spoke the truth and was a Compassionate being.
My condolences to all.
Rip Jagraj Singh
I agree brother…. Missed by all you tubers… All religions, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh a like, I’m crying in my heart for him, would have loved to meet him…
Cannabis oil was the cure. I wish he had tried it.
This was his hukam. Guru Ji writes our deadline the day we are born, we cannot change that, it would not have mattered if he had tried or not, this was his time. May Vaheguru forever give him place in his charan and bless his family with peace in their hearts to accept waheguru’s bhanna, may Vaheguru forgive his own self-confessed errors in reciting and translating Gurbani (bhul chuk maaf), and may we all move forward to be a better GurSikh.
need more honest singhs like him
GURU NANAK JI GAVE BHAI JAGRAJ SINGH MISSION ON THIS EARTH. HE CAME HERE AND UNDERSTOOD THE ONES MESSAGE. BHAI JAGRAJ SINGH WITH LOVE FOR ALL HONOURED THE ONES WISHES AND RETURNED TO THE ONES HOME WITH HONOUR A GOD’S GRACE. BHAI JAGRAJ SINGH JI LIVES FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
He was a great gift to our world.
RIP brother…I have not cried for a long time. You were a great inspiration as a great human being. I know that god has already blessed your soul and I wish peace and strength to your family. You are missed and will be missed by so many Youtubers out there across the world. Thank you and rest in peace.
sad…….May waheguru give him place in his charan……
you are truly blessed.
your life and your deeds are only something i can dream of doing…
May waheguru give him place in his charan and bless his family with peace in their hearts to accept waheguru’s bhanna . Ou thoughts are with his family. Bhai ji jugraaj singh u have inched the lives of many and he will always be in hearts of all Sikhs forever. Waheguru ji accept his soul in ur court.
very sad news indeed.
His legacy will continue though..
JEH HA CHIRI LIKHYA TEHA HUKAM KEMAEY
KELAY AVEH NANAKA SEDHE UTHI JAE
May waheguru ji bless his soul and give strength to those who are left behind after this great loss…..
Waheguru ji has bless bhai ji with such knolegde that he shared with us ….life is too short, so start with simran seva and lets all join together to pray for our beautiful brother who bleesed us and woke us up Gian Thiyan Kich Karam Na Jahna Sarna Jarna Teri Sab Teh Vada Satguru Nanak Jin Kar Rahki Meri…xxxx
Tera bhana meetha laage!
This is nothing sad because he was a Chardikala Singh. Sikhs believe that God’s will is sweet. Khalistan Zindabad!!
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
This is indeed a very sad news. I didn’t know Bhai Ji personally but I fell in love with his work towards bringing awareness about Sikhi to the world we live in. I live in the US, always wanted to meet Bhai Jagraj Singh Ji but today I realized, I waited too long. I have utmost respect for Bhai Ji. In my opinion, Bhai ji was a true Khalsa: the respect he had for others; the compassion he had for doing this sewa Bhai ji was so blessed by Guru Ji; the love for God reflecting in his eyes; the calmness he was able to maintain and share, etc. May Waheguru bless his sole and unit with the ONE. May HE help those Bhai Ji left behind to live by HIS Grace and Will as Bhai ji explained it in his own words. ‘Waheguru Ji, Kirpa Karni. Bhai ji nu Apne Charna Vich Nivas Bakshan.’ Guru Fateh!
VGJKK VGJKF..I DID MAKE THE TRIP IN MARCH 2016 TO SOUTHALL AND WAS BLESSED WITH MEETING HIM ;IT WAS ON INTL WOMEN’S DAY ACTUALLY ;HE DID A SPEECH AND WE TOOK PICTURES ;I MET HIS GROUP IN HIS OFFICE . HOW CAN THIS BE ? ITS INCREDDIBLE.
THAT IS VERY SAD.