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Sikh Community Volunteer Mourned in California South Bay

The San Jose, California Sikh community mourns the death of Robinder Bhurji, 57, who served as a volunteer in various schools and organizations in the South Bay, reports Mercury News.

He was hit by at least four vehicles on Almaden Expressway at Camden Avenue, according to the Brady Law Group. The death marked the sixth traffic-related fatality of 2019 in San Jose.

A volunteer teacher at the San Jose Gurdwara’s Guru Nanak Khalsa School for more than 25 years, “He was a committed, dedicated Sevadar (volunteer) of the Khalsa School who served thousands of children over the span of twenty-five years,” according to a statement made by the school on Facebook and published by SFGate. “He was talented…humble and kind to all who knew him.”

Bhurji was also a volunteer firefighter and had a fulltime job. He is survived by a wife and two adult sons.

“He has probably touched tens of thousands of people,” said family spokesman and long-time friend Dr. Gurminder Singh. “It’s a huge loss for the community.”

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