On August 5, 2012, mass shooting took place at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, with a single gunman killing six people and wounding four others.The gunman, Wade Michael Page, shot several people at the temple, including a responding police officer. After being shot in the stomach by another officer, Page fatally shot himself in the head.
One man Satwant Singh Kaleka,65, fought back with all his strength and a simple butter knife with a man almost half his age carrying loaded weapons,
Satwant Singh’s four minute long and dreadful encounter with the gunman saved about 300-340 lives
when his son learned about this massacre he was not surprised by his fathers’s courageous act, nor were any of his relatives amazed,
for they were well-aware of the fact that he would do whatever it takes to save his people, his temple..
according to his relatives, he has always been like this, he would help his community or for that matter anyone in need, he was always a call away.
After coming to USA in 1982 with mere $35,
Satwant Singh Kaleka help found this temple in 1997 for nearly400 families in local Sikh community, he lead a very simple life, for him no job was too small
Satwant Singh Kaleka is and always remain an inspiration for the next generation
Is there a hero within everyone of us, well that’s the question we need to ask ourselves,
But, if we are able to give back/contribute at least half of what we have received from our Society that would probably make us a good and a responsible human being…