KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian humanitarian aid worker Rishiwant Singh Randhawa or better known as the flying sikh died in a motorcycle accident in Patiala, Punjab today.
Rishiwant, a former radio presenter who had worked with RTM and Traxx FM had for some years committed himself to social and devotional efforts after he left his job as a radio presenter.
An online portal quoted an ashram mate from Malaysia saying that Rishiwant was on a rented motorcycle when the incident took place not too far from the religious centre he was visiting in Patiala, Punjab, where he is based presently.
The 44-year-old from Muar, Johor who was the director of the United Sikh, a non-government organisation had gone to Punjab to spend some time at the Guru Nanak Ashram when he met with the accident.
Apart from his social service, endeavours Rishiwant was also known for his Goodwill Walk.
He was awarded the Star Golden Hearts Award in 2016 for his social contribution, especially for his role in building bridges between different communities as well as promoting racial harmony and unity.
Efforts to contact the Malaysian embassy in India for more information on his death and other arrangement were futile at Press time.
However checks on the social networking sites, including his Facebook and Linkedin, condolence messages filled his wall since the news broke out this evening.