Bhagat Puran Singh
English and Punjabi audio tracks
This 45-minute documentary is devoted to the relatively unknown, yet remarkably selfless life and work of
Bhagat Puran Singh, an unsung hero of India.
Most of the world religions, in one way or the other, emphasize that service to those in need and adversity is a human virtue, and a channel for spiritual attainment. Yet, in human history, only a few are acknowledged for having lived wholeheartedly by that lofty ideal.
Like Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Albert Schweitzer, Bhagat Puran Singh of Pingalwara, Amritsar was among the few shining stars in recent history who devoted their entire lives to serving the sick, the weak and the destitute.
When he died in 1992, there were no headlines, no huge processions, no massive garlands of flowers. But he left something vastly more enduring, a legacy of care and concern for all the world to see. It is a legacy that animates every atom of his beloved institution, Pingalwara.
Through the eyes of one of those unfortunates for whom he cared, this 45-minute documentary conveys the story of one of the most remarkable men of the modern era....Bhagat Puran Singh.