Satguru Uday Singh

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Satguru Uday Singh
ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਉਦੈ ਸਿੰਘ
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OccupationSpiritual Leader
Years active2012–present

Satguru Uday Singh (Punjabi: ਸਤਿਗੁਰੂ ਉਦੈ ਸਿੰਘ) is the current worldwide spiritual leader of the Namdhari community and is headquartered at Sri Bhaini Sahib, Ludhiana.[1]

Life and background

Satguru Uday Singh was the nephew of the previous head Satguru Jagjit Singh and was declared the current leader in 2012 - two days after the cremation of Satguru Jagjit Singh.[2]

In 2013, Satguru Uday Singh travelled to the UK to meet his British devotees and was attacked by an extremist with an axe.[3] His attacker was jailed for 17 years. [4] [5] In 2015, Satguru Udai Singh was doing a world tour to meet members of his global community and included a trip to Ireland. [6]

In 2016, the Namdhari leader was given permission to bullet proof 3 of his cars and was accorded Z-plus security from the Indian government [7] after the murder of the Namdhari matriach Mata Chand Kaur. [8]


In 2019, the Namdhari leader organised a special nagar kirtan to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Sultanpur Lodhi.[9]


  1. Dec 17, Vaivasvat Venkat | TNN | Updated:; 2012; Ist, 17:00. "Udai Singh is new head of Namdharis | Ludhiana News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-03-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  2. "Thakur Udai Singh is next Satguru". Hindustan Times. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  3. India, Press Trust of (2013-08-12). "Namdhari Sikh leader injured in attack at UK gurdwara". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  4. "Temple axe attack man convicted". BBC News. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  5. "Charge over Sikh leader attack". BBC News. 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  6. "Shannon welcome for Sikh religious leader". Retrieved 2020-03-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Uday Singh allowed to bulletproof three of his vehicles". The Indian Express. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  8. "Chand Kaur murder: A wealthy sect, an old family feud and the murder of a matriarch". The Indian Express. 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  9. "2-week SGPC celebrations kick off at Sultanpur Lodhi". Hindustan Times. 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2020-03-28.

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