Sadhu Sundar Singh


Artist Birtday : 03/09/1889 (Age 40)
Born In : Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Occupation(s) : Sadhu
Genres : Hymn

Sundar Singh was born in 1889 into a wealthy Sikh family in Rampur, India. At the age of 14, on the night before a planned suicide, he cried out to God to show himself. Jesus appeared to Sundar in a vision saying, “I died for you. I am the Savior of the world.” This encounter was so powerful, that Sundar dedicated his life to following Jesus and sharing the Gospel.

Disowned by his family, Sundar decided to become a Sadhu (holy man) at 16 and began his missionary wanderings, barefooted and with no possessions. (One of the most striking qualities about Sundar was the boldness with which he stood for Christ.) At first, the Sadhu preached the Gospel in his native place and in the surrounding villages, through the Punjab to Afghanistan and Kashmir—lands in which Christian missions had scarcely begun any work at that time. His greatest desire was to share the gospel in Tibet. Through very strong opposition and persecution, he traveled there, and God was faithful to save him from many dangers so that he could witness for Christ. His missionary journeys also led him to Nepal, Europe, America, and Australia.

Sadhu Sundar SinghSingh took over 40 journeys, barefoot, into Tibet to share the gospel. His final journey there in 1929 resulted in his disappearance and death: whether he died of exhaustion or reached the mountains remains a mystery. His friends went all the way to search him but never found him.