Last surviving Sikh warrior master wants to pass on secret legacy

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 12:39 PM IST

London: An Indian origin former factory worker from England is said to be world’s last surviving Sikh warrior master.

Nidar Singh from Wolverhampton, was trained in the ancient warrior culture of Shastar Vidiya by an 80-year-old guru from northern India.

Singh, 44, has devoted his entire life to the mysterious art, holding masterclasses around the world.

The father of four is now looking for a successor to pass his secrets to a new generation, inviting wannabe warriors to his Midlands home for try-outs.

“I am the last known remaining master. If I die with it, it is all gone,” the Sun quoted him as saying.

“It is my mission in life now to find a successor to carry on this great martial art.

“Shastar Vidiya is a part of my history and culture and without it we lose our character.

“It has changed history and produced great warriors — for it to die out now would be a tragedy,” he added.

The Sikh warrior gave up his day job in a food factory in 2002 to become a full-time writer and teacher of Shastar Vidiya, which translates as “science of weapons”.

ANI