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November 11, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE
With song, sermons and their trademark--a free community meal--Southern California Sikhs on Sunday will celebrate the 531st birthday of Guru Nanak, founder of what is now the fifth largest religion in the world. Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in the small village of Talwandi in what is today Pakistan. The son of Hindus, he is said to have received a call from God while bathing in the Bein River.
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June 23, 2001 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten times, Mammu Singh has tightened the noose around a condemned man's neck, pulled the trapdoor's iron lever and watched the prisoner drop, and this is the thanks he gets. The hangman is now a prisoner of the same state that hired him to kill. Constables arrested the executioner Sunday because he has made no payments on a $65 loan he took out from the government-owned Syndicate Bank in 1989.
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