Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the sad demise of eminent Indian born US scientist, patron of Sikh arts and literature Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany (94), who passed away in California, US on Friday. He is survived by a son and a daughter.
In his condolence message, Captain Amarinder Singh said that he was saddened to learn about the death of Dr. Kapany, a great philanthropist and the founder of the Sikh Foundation who introduced various aspects and facets of Sikhism globally through several books, art works and exhibitions besides working tirelessly for preserving Sikh architectural heritage. Recalling the enormous contribution made by Dr. Kapany in the field of science and technology being the father of fibre optics, he would be ever remembered by one and all for his pioneering research in this field besides lasers, solar energy and pollution monitoring.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family, relatives and friends, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to give strength to bear this irreparable loss in this hour of grief and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.