Joginder Singh Kenya’s Own Flying Sikh

Joginder Singh Kenya’s Own Flying Sikh

 

Joginder Singh started in 22 Safari rallies and finished in 19 of them. He was winner in 1965,1974(WRC) & 1976(WRC). In 1965 he was winner in second hand Volvo PV544 with the winning margin of 100 minutes which is still the record today. He was the first Asian to win the Safari Rally 3 times. A true Legend in Motorsports and in East Africa.

The eldest of ten children born to Sardar Battan Singh and Sardarni Swaran Kaur, he was educated at a boarding school in Nairobi.

 

The first Sikh driver ever to win an international rally, and also the first man to win the Safari Rally three times, he was fondly known as the “Flying Sikh” for his exploits behind the wheel.