Slain Sikh Temple President Honored in India
The family of Satwant Singh Kaleka received a gold medal in a religious ceremony Jan. 8, according to a report.
Satwant Singh Kaleka, one of six Sikh temple members killed in the Aug. 5 mass shooting, was honored this week in India.
Kaleka's family received a gold medal during a brief religious ceremony Jan. 8, according to a report from ZeeNews.com, India's largest television news network. Kaleka's sons, Pardeep and Amardeep, had traveled to India to spread their father's ashes.
Satwant Singh Kaleka moved his family to America with just $100 in his pocket and helped establish the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in 1997. By 2007, the temple had outgrown its Milwaukee facility, so a new one was built at 7512 S. Howell Ave. in Oak Creek.
Kaleka died defending the temple he helped build, rushing gunman Wade Michael Page with a butterknife.