Padma Shri, Shiromani Pant Rattan awardee, Baba Iqbal Singh ji bids adieu at 96

Late Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, renowned social worker and beloved ‘Baba Ji’, dedicated his life to serving humanity with unwavering commitment and compassion. From humble beginnings at Baru Sahib, Sirmaur, he embarked on a journey of relentless service inspired by his Guru, Sant Attar Singh Ji Maharaj.

A Legacy of Education and Compassion

At the tender age of 6, Baba Iqbal Singh Ji resolved to devote his life to the service of humanity. Through his charitable institution, The Kalgidhar Trust at Baru Sahib, Sirmaur, he educated lakhs of underprivileged children and provided medical treatment to thousands of patients.

Building a Brighter Future: Values-Based Education

As the driving force behind The Kalgidhar Trust since 1965, Baba Ji focused on imparting values-based education in rural India. Under his leadership, the Trust established 129 CBSE-affiliated English medium schools, providing quality education to over 70,000 children from marginalized communities.

Expanding Horizons: From Humble Beginnings to National Impact

From a modest one-room school in Baru Sahib to 129 schools across Punjab, UP, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana, Baba Ji’s vision transformed countless lives. His commitment to education and community development extended beyond academia, encompassing healthcare, women’s empowerment, and social welfare initiatives.

Empowering Communities: A Holistic Approach

Baba Iqbal Singh Ji’s philanthropic endeavors extended beyond education to encompass healthcare, women’s empowerment, and community development. Through initiatives like Akal Charitable Hospital and Women Empowerment Programs, he provided essential services and opportunities to the underprivileged, empowering them to lead dignified lives.

A Lasting Legacy of Service

Baba Iqbal Singh Ji’s legacy is one of selfless service and unwavering dedication to the upliftment of society’s most vulnerable. His belief in the power of education and compassion continues to inspire generations to work tirelessly for the betterment of humanity


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