Baba Punjab Singh, an elderly man who was injured and paralyzed in 2012 after shooting a Gurdwara in Wisconsin, died almost eight years after the bedridden incident, a media report said.
On August 5, 2012, in one of the worst attacks on the Sikh community in America, an armed man with neo-Nazi ties stormed into the Gurdwara in Oak Creek and opened fire, killing six Sikh worshipers and wounding several others, said the American bazaar report.
In the tragedy, Baba Punjab Singh was shot and seriously injured, which left him paralyzed.
He died on Monday after spending seven and a half years of his life bedridden and communicating "yes" or "no" to others by blinking his eyes.
Raghuvinder Singh spoke for his son's family and said: "With sadness, but also peace and acceptance, we confirm the death of my father Baba Punjab Singh.
"Baba spent his life as a Sikh religion teacher who traveled the country and the world and held & # 39; Kathas & # 39; speeches that share the lessons and history of the Sikh faith.
"My father's injuries and death and other lives lost that day are reminiscent of the poisonous hatred that still plagues our country."
The gunman committed suicide after the attack, which was generally convicted.
A few days after the shootout, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Gurdwara.