Surender Singh Kandhari
Born in 1948 in India, graduated with Honours from Loyola College Madras and was the Student Union President.
In 1976 formed the Al Dobowi Group, today is the leading management services provider in the UAE with over 2000 employees and having significant presence in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana, Europe and Canada
Attendee on behalf of UAE Govt.
G20 Interfaith Summit, Gold Coast Australia 2014 & Malaysia 2015 to promote Interfaith Harmony & Tolerance.
2nd Athens International Conference on Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence 2017
The only Indian to attend the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Conference in Washington DC in July 2018 representing the Sikh Community.
Feb 2016 Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara Dubai under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan then Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development UAE proudly sponsored and hosted the First Annual World Interfaith Harmony Day in Dubai with eminent speakers and delegates from around the world.
Guru Nanak Darbar Dubai is the official Guinness World Record holder
2017 ‘Most Nationalities (101) Having a Continental Breakfast’
2018 ‘Largest Distribution of Saplings’ (2083)
Sept 2017 Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara celebrated UN International Day of Peace in cooperation with UNDP UAE and supported by the Minister of State for Tolerance in the UAE. The theme “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”
On Sept 6 2018, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance UAE, released Mr. Surender’s autobiography “Temple of my Dreams.
2012 Sikhs in Seva by the World Sikh Awards, UK
2014 Sikh Jewel Award by the British Sikh Association UK
2016 Business Excellence Award by IBPC Dubai
2016 Punjabi Icon Awards by Punjabi Cultural Heritage Board India
2016 NDTV Gulf Indian Excellence Awards Dubai
2017 Punjabi Gaurav Award India
2017 Jewels of Punjab India
2018 Literary Excellence honour by Bharat Nirman Foundation Dubai
2018 Republic TV Gulf Indian Leadership Summit and Awards Dubai