GURDWARA SAHIB PANCH KHALSA DIWAN, KUALA LUMPUR
(No longer exists)
The Gurdwara Sahib Panch Khalsa Diwan, Kuala Lumpur was built by the Sikhs belonging to the Panch Khalsa Diwan Malaya in the early 1920’s. This Gurdwara Sahib was originally located in Kampong Bengali at the end of the present day Jalan Tun Sambanthan 4 in Brickfields. The site of this early Gurdwara Sahib is now occupied by the Methodist Girls School, Kuala Lumpur. One of its founder members was the Late Sardar Mihan Singh Gill of Village Dhamote, Ludhiana, who had settled in Kampong Bengali in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. (Sardar Mihan Singh Gill was the father of Dato’ G.S. Gill and the Late Sardar Gurchan Singh Singa "Lion of Malaya" and Late Sardar Americk Singh Gill who was with the Indian National Army (I.N.A.)
Sometime later, this Gurdwara Sahib was shifted to Number 10 Gombak Lane, Kuala Lumpur, a single storey intermediate house. This property was renovated and converted into the Gurdwara Sahib of the Panch Khalsa Diwan.
The leading men who played an active role in this organisation were Sardar Kehar Singh Kas, Munshi Chanda Singh, Sardar Jodh Singh, Sardar Raminder Singh and Sardar Sham Singh. The first Granthi of this Gurdwara Sahib was Bhai Dalip Singh Dadehri.
This Gurdwara Sahib used to be fondly known as "Phasoriah da Gurdwara". The men as well as the ladies used to wear black turbans.
In late 1971 the site on which this Gurdwara was situated was taken over by the Kuala Lumpur Town Council for development.
In early 1972, this Gurdwara Sahib was closed as the members of the Panch Khalsa Diwan, who were very orthodox in their beliefs, had dwindled in numbers. Its assets which totaled about RM300,000.00 in cash, was transferred to the Gurdwara Sahib Tatt Khalsa Diwan Selangor.