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‘Golden Jubilee’ Sack For Granthi


Feb 7, 2005
Very sad, he had a very good manner of reciting...

Amritsar, June 25
The SGPC today sacked Giani Mohan Singh, additional head granthi of the Golden Temple, for celebrating golden jubilee of his wedding in violation of the Sikh code. He is the oldest employee of the committee who had also served as Jathedar of Akal Takht for a brief period.

Earlier, he was removed as head granthi when he refused to accept the post of the Jathedar of Akal Takht on December 9, 2000, after the removal of Bhai Ranjit Singh as Jathedar.

Giani Mohan Singh was asked not to perform “rehras” (daily evening prayer) at an eleventh hour by head granthi Giani Jaswinder Singh.

SGPC president Avtar Singh confirmed the removal of Giani Mohan Singh.

However, Giani Mohan Singh denied that he had indulged in any violation of Sikh maryada while celebrating the golden jubilee of his wedding anniversary. He said it was surprising and shocking on the part of the committee to take decision after more than six months of the celebrations. He said then manager of Darbar Sahib and senior officials and certain SGPC members were present at the celebrations. He claimed that Jathedar of Akal Takht Giani Gurbachan Singh himself told him that he had done nothing wrong in celebrating the golden jubilee of his wedding. He, however, admitted that “mehndi” was applied on his hands at the time of his celebrations and cake was cut.


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
dalsingh ji

I had the same reaction but didn't say anything. Does SRM forbid anniversary parties? :advocate: I couldn't find it. I looked.

Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
Its NOT about Anniversary..its about Putting MEHNDI....on his hands/wifes hands...???
Anyway he was way above and past retiiring age..and this is probably the perfect excuse to get rid of dead wood..or personal vendetta etc..all too common in sgpc now...sad ...
The Granthi institution is on decline...one news came about a Granthi who vomitted while doing akhand paath..another unrinated in front of sggs darbar sahib...Both high on drugs and EXCUSED /covered up by mannagements...sad. we NEED a NEW BROOM and QUICKLY:(:(:(

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