Pioneer Indian-American historian Tejinder Singh Sibia Passed Away

Pioneer Indian-American historian Tejinder Singh Sibia, who documented the arrival of early Indian migrants to Canada and the US and their struggles, died in Sacramento at the weekend following a brief illness. He was 70.

Popularly known as Ted, he was the first Indian-American to document the history of the Gadar movement in California, the Komagata Maru and early Indian pioneers in America.

After his retirement as a librarian from the University of California at Davis, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Gadar leaders and early Indian Sikh pioneers through his web site It became a rich reference material for research on the Indian diaspora.

Ted was able to procure rare pictures and documents from the forgotten families of the Indian pioneers in California.