Dr. SP Singh Oberoi
|Dr. S P Singh Oberoi|
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|Organization||Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust|
|Awards||Grand Prix Humanatire De France|
|Honours||Degree in Philanthropy by IUFS|
Dr. S P Singh Oberoi—A Dubai based business tycoon who has pledged 98% of his income to service of humanity is one of the most eminent philanthropist of the contemporary times. He is a globally awarded Philanthropist who is popularly known as Saviour Singh, for his act of saving 100+ Indians, Pakistanis and Philippines serving death penalty in Dubai by paying blood money from his personal savings.
He is the first Sikh to be elevated to consulate general of principality of Seborga- in India, and the first awardee of an honorary degree in Philanthropy by International University of Fundamental Studies. He has also been honoured at the World Science Congress, United Nations—Geneva; House of Lords—London and recently with Green Crusader Award—New Delhi and Punjab Ratan Award.
Born In Punjab, Doctor S P Singh Oberoi began his journey as a diesel mechanic in Himachal in 1977 and then moved to Dubai for a job. Four years later he returned back home to start “Pritam Singh & Sons”, a company dealing in construction projects.
He again shifted to Dubai in 1993 to start Apex Emirates General Trading L.L.C, Apex International Construction in 1996, Dubai Grand Hotel in 1998 and Oberoi Properties and Investments LLC in 2004.
In 2010 he read news that 17 Indians have been awarded death penalty for a group fighting that led to the death of a Pakistani man. He couldn’t digest the fact that 17 people had to die compensating for the death of a single man. This became a point of transformation in his life and he decided to fight their case, which he won, but had to pay 2.2 million dollars from his personal saving.
Since then, he has never looked back. He has paid blood money for the release of 100+ people, brought back more than 100 dead bodies after clearing the formalities and has rescued 5 girls stuck in gulf, while he fights the cases of 105 more.
Back home he organizes medical camps where free medicines are distributed, eye surgeries and general health checkup is done. He adopts terminally ill patients and has already donated more than 400 dialysis units.
He also adopts children from universities to take care of their education, provides infrastructural, developmental and monetary supports to schools and runs a few institutions himself. He is coming up with 5 schools of specially abled children in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal with boarding facilities and a school with lodging for orphans in Kathmandu Nepal.
Other than these, he runs a fixed monthly pension initiative for the poor and under privileged, which has more than 10,000 beneficiaries as of now.
According to him, for overall development, skill development is necessary. So he runs Stitching, Computer, Electrical and Electronic and Beautician Training Centers in low-income regions for making the people skilled and also helps them in job assistance.
Living the spirit of giving, he says— do all good, by all means, to all the people, as long as you can.
Dr SP Singh Oberoi
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