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Swarn Singh KahlonAfter his Masters in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University,USA and work experience, Swarn returned to India and joined in 1962, Imperial Chemical Industries, a British multinational and the largest foreign Company in India at that time.Swarn worked for three decades with ICI India in Mumbai and Calcutta in Technical Services, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Distribution, Exports before being appointed a Divisional General Manager and later President and CEO of Imkemex India Ltd, the International Trading subsidiary. As a part of an MBO, Swarn bought-out Imkemex in 1993 thereby delinking from ICI. Imkemex's business is being run from Mumbai by Gurtaj, our son. Swarn and Livleen moved to Chandigarh a few years back where Swarn has returned aftert 45 years. So Swarn is an Immigrant, too.Our daughter Mini studied at Bryn Mawr before her Doctorate in NeuroScience from UCSF.She lives in San Fransisco. Livleen had been teaching in Calcutta and Mumbai, her last appointment was with the American School of Bombay.

Swarn was Chairman of Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council, an Industry-Government body.Swarn was also Chairman of Export - Import Council of Eastern India.Swarn visited overseas as a part of various Indian Business Delegations and has been a Management Consultant to European multinationals. His other interest is Golf.

Swarn has been globe trotting since early 1970's as Swarn was associated from then onwards with international business. This created an interest in the study of Sikh Immigrants Abroad. So a hobby has developed, expensive one but very rewarding and exciting. Now Swarn travels to study the Sikh Diaspora and has visited Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil in mid 2005. Several more visits are planned in an effort to fill in the gaps of hitherto ignored countries of Sikh migration. Our family's international connections are wide ranging, Gurtaj having married a European, Mini is settled abroad and Livleen's pasion is rivers and mountains which criss cross national boundaries.

Swarn needs help in getting contact addresses of Sikhs in countries about which not much has been written or known. Swarn believes Sikhs are present almost every where. The problem is how to locate them. Can you help?

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