Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Celebrating Great Gran's 100 Years with Prayers

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Celebrating Great Gran's 100 Years with Prayers

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Byline: By Louise Redvers

Newcastle's Sikh community rallied round to celebrate the 100th birthday of great-grandmother Nami Kaur.

A weekend of prayers called Akand Path was held at the temple on Westgate Road and more than 100 family members gathered to mark her magnificent milestone.

Nami came to Britain in the 1960s, from the Indian state of Punjab, after the death of her husband.

She arrived first in Coventry, moving up to the North East 20 years later, living in North Shields and Jarrow before settling in Walkergate, Newcastle, with her son Surjit Singh and his family.

Nami has a second son, Malkit, and a daughter, Gurneet, who now lives in Canada, and altogether presides over 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren who are dotted all over the world.

Already in her 60s when she arrived in Britain, Nami, never took a job here, but regularly helped out in Surjit's shop in Appletree Gardens, Walkergate.

"She loved to help out in the shop," recalls her grandson Pardip, a surveyor now living in London. …

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