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Inder Singh, one of the founding members of GOPIO died in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 21 October, (

Inder Singh, one of the founding members of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), died in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 27 of prolonged illness. He was 86.

Singh, the former president and chairman of GOPIO, was currently the group’s executive trustee. In January this year, Singh released his latest book “Philanthropy in Indian American Community,” which gives a brief account of all of the Indian American philanthropists who have donated substantial amounts to causes in India and America.

According to the Singh’s LinkedIn profile, Singh served as GOPIO president from 2004 to 2009 and as its chairman from 2009 to 2016.

Singh was president of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA) from 1988 to 1992 and chairman from 1992 to 1996. NFIA is a nation-wide advocacy organization for the issues and concerns of Indian-Americans.

He also co-founded the Asian & Pacific American Republicans Coalition which became an officially chartered organ of the California Republican Party. In the late 1990s, he was involved with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging.

In 1981, Singh founded the Federation of Indian American Associations (FIA) of Southern California.

He also co-founded the Indian Association of Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley).

In 1987, Singh founded the Indian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF), a society that celebrates and honors academic excellence and achievements of children of Indian origin.

Note -GOPIO is a community supported non-profit (US IRS 501 (c) (3)) organization taking up issues of the Indian Diaspora and attempting to unifying the community in its common causes. Support GOPIO by becoming a Life Member or chapter member. One can become Life Member online by visiting

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Inder Singh, one of the founding members of GOPIO died in Los Angeles
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