Sundar Singh of India, Evangelist

19 June -- Commemoration
If celebrated as a Lesser Festival, Common of Teachers, page 473

Born of wealthy Sikh parents, Sundar Singh was converted to Christianity after experiencing a vision. He was baptised in the Anglican church at Simla in 1905. In an endeavour to present Christianity in a Hindu form, he donned the robes of a 'Sadhu' or holy man and travelled much around the Indian sub-continent. He even made a visit to Tibet, where he persisted in strenuous work, despite ill health. He went missing there, presumed murdered, in April 1929.