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Didar Singh Bains- known the as the peach king of California

 

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BIO:

Didar Singh Bains came to US with just $8 in his pocket and owns more than 40 pockets of land in 13 counties, including 667 acres next to Sacramento International Airport and much of rapidly developing western Yuba City. He has now become one of the wealthiest men in Northern California, worth somewhere in the region of $50 million.

Mr. Bains started to learn driving tractors and irrigating orchards for 75 cents an hour and later bought his first peach orchard. He continued buying farm land and in 1978 he had become the largest peach grower in California.

  • 1890, Didar Singh Bains's great grandfather migrated first to Canada and later to California in 1920
  • 1948: Bains’ father arrived from India
  • 1958: Didar Singh came to California at the age of 18 from Nangal Khurd village, Distt. Hosiharpur, Punjab
  • 1982, he was the head of the North America Akali Dal
  • 1984, After the Blue Star Operation in Amritsar he became the president of the World Sikh organization
  • 1985: he became the founder chairman of the World Kabbadi federation.
  • He is also considered as the founder of the Annual Sikh Parade in Yuba City where nearly 100,000 Sikhs come together is the largest gathering of Sikhs in America
  • He is also a member of the World Sikh Council.