Portrait of Hon. Congressman Dalip Singh Saund Unveiled in the U.S. Capitol

November 12, 2007

Source: Sikh News Network


Washington, November 12, 2007 - Under the dome of the capitol building, son of Punjab was honored in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol. The official portrait of the late Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian-American and also the first Asian-American congressman was unveiled. Nearly 200 Indian-Americans from across the country, including several Sikhs in colorful turbans, along with several US lawmakers packed the room during the unveiling ceremony. Saund was elected to House of Representatives in 1956 from California and represented 29th district in California from 1957 to 1963.