Ravneet Singh Gill’s death: A 22-year-old Indian national named by the Gold Coast Bulletin as Ravneet Singh Gill was with a group of seven other swimmers at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Christmas Day when they were pulled out to sea in a rip. Gold Coast Sikh Council have come forward to assist the family of the deceased by setting up a My Cause fundraiser page. An amount of nearly $30,000 has been raised so far from more than 500 donations in just four days of setting this fundraiser. Gold Coast Sikh Council community spokesperson Surjit Singh said Mr Gill’s death “has been a shock to the small Sikh community of the Gold Coast”.“As the eldest of his family Ravneet was the pillar of hope and support for his parents and younger brother who reside in India,” he told. A Punjabi youngster died in a drowning incident, is remembered as “a free spirit” who had dreams of building a better life in Australia. Ravneet Singh Gill who first came to Australia on a student visa hailed from village Gill in Ludhiana district of Punjab. Mr Gill’s life was tragically cut short in a drowning incident at Duranbah, a popular Tweed beach in north-eastern New South Wales. The impact of Ravneet Singh’s death has touched many, including the Indian-Australian. The family and friends are expressing their grief on social media.“It was a tragic end to young life. He came to Australia as an international student to build his life as a migrant,” said an Indian community spokesperson Rashpal Heyer.
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