World–renowned Punjabi journalist Sukhminder Singh has passed away. He was a Surrey resident.
Mr Cheema worked as an editor of several newspapers including Ajit Jalandhar, Jagran, Jagbani, Hamdard (Toronto), Chardi Kala and Punjabi Tribune. He also worked with Radio Punjab, Radio India and several other esteemed organisations.
Cheema played a major role in the establishment of Punjabi Press Club of B.C. He had ill for a while, but his death has come as a shock to the Indo-Canadian community in the Lower Mainland.
Cheema is survived by his wife, Gurdeep Kaur Cheema, son Sahibjot Singh Cheema and daughter Manhargeet Kaur Cheema.