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Professor Kishen Singh

Professor Kishen Singh was the first Sikh Principal of Khalsa College Amritsar, the pioneer Sikh institution in India.  He was the eldest  son of Bhai Kharak Singh who had migrated from Kabul,  Afghanistan.
Professor Kishen Singh was a professor of Maths at the College and on 30th April  1898, when  Mr Vere O’Ratigan, the then Principal,  left the College, Professor Kishen Singh was called to officiate as Principal, thus becoming the first Sikh Principal of the College He again took over the reins of  Principal of the College on 15th August 1899 when Dr. John Cambell Oman left the College to sail to England.
The most startling event during his tenure as Principal was the visit of Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy and Governor General of India.  

(article and photo- courtesy Vinod Nalawade )