London, Feb 14 (ANI): Former British socialite Alexandra Aitken seems to have a lot in common with her devout Sikh husband, who has been revealed to have been a "wild boy" who liked to party.
Aitken, 30, who is the daughter of disgraced former Tory minister Jonathan Aitken, had in the past been photographed coming out of London nightclubs in daring dresses.
Now all that has changed ever since she got married to Inderjot Singh, 27.But while she gushes about his "extraordinary presence" and how he is part of "the warrior tribe of Sikhism, the SAS, if you will, of the religion", it has emerged that he too had enjoyed an active social life and only became devout in his mid-20s.
"He used to be a wild boy. He cut his hair [forbidden in Sikhism], went to parties, chasing girls, smoking and drinking," the Daily Mail quoted one, Gagandeep Sandhu, as saying.
Another, Bikramjit Singh, a lawyer who shared a room with Inderjot when they studied law together, said the latter dropped out of college in India in 2007 and went to Sydney, Australia.
"He wanted to start a new life there like many people who go abroad from the Punjab. He went to a college there but came back after a year," he said.
"While he was there he met a saint and became very religious. Before that, yes, he was not so religious; he did like parties," he revealed.
And Baljot Singh, a cousin of Inderjot", questioned if he really is a member of Nihang Singh, the "warrior tribe", as Alexandra, who has converted to Sikhism and changed her name to Harvinder Kaur Khalsa, has claimed.
"When he was in Australia he came back with all the attire. But Inderjot is certainly not a Nihang Singh," he told the Sunday Telegraph.
"Nihang are a specific sect and he does not belong to them. He is not registered with the Nihangs. He has just adopted the attire," he stated.
He also doubted Alexandra's claim that dozens of holy men left their caves to attend the wedding on October 28 at a temple in Rayya, a village just outside Amritsar.
"His friends came to the wedding wearing the Nihang clothes but they are not Nihang either. And they don't live in caves. They all belong to good families," he added. (ANI)