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'I was there' - 30th anniversary of the assassination of Indira Gandhi

Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Indira Gandhi in 1984, she was killed by her Sikh bodyguards. In the following days violence broke out and around 8,000 Sikhs were killed in North India, with more than 3,000 in Delhi.

Professor Swaran Singh from Warwick Medical School was a trainee surgeon in Delhi at the time and has first-hand experience of this tragic moment in India’s history. As a sikh, Professor Singh was caught up in the violence, grief and confusion of the days that followed Gandhi’s death and as a result turned his back on his surgical career and set up a makeshift clinic in a relief camp. He finally left Delhi in 1990 and has recently returned to find out what happened to many of the people he helped.

You can read more about his story here.

Professor Singh is happy to talk about his experiences, if you would like to interview him please contact Kelly Parkes-Harrison, Senior Press and Communications Manager, 02476 150868, 07824 540863,