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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a Close Family Connection to Sikh Americans

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a Close Family Connection to Sikh Americans

Everyone knows about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s grand daughter, Clara Spera, to whom she dictated the now well-known last statement before her death on Sept. 18. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” the statement says. 

But Clara Spera and Miranda and Abigail Ginsburg aren’t Justice Ginsburg’s only grandchildren. She had two step-grandchildren as well — Harjinder Bedi and Satinder Bedi. They are her son James Ginsburg’s step-children, from his wife Patrice Michael’s first marriage.  

Although there is no information available on the two men, a family photo shared on Twitter, shows turbaned Harjinder and Satinder with Ginsburg’s entire family. “Proud to share the Sikh connection of the legendary legal visionary, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” tweeted one Harinder Kukreja, who posted the photo.

Messages with the same photo have also been posted on Facebook by Sikh Americans who are praising Justice Ginsburg for welcoming her step-grandchildren into her family and giving them the freedom to practice their faith. 

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A clip of a CNN documentary on Justice Ginsburg shared on Facebook by National Sikh Campaign, which raises awareness of Sikhism, shows her enjoying an opera performance with one of her step grandchildren. 

Miranda and Abigail Ginsburg are James Ginsburg’s children from his first wife, Lisa Brauston, an art historian. After they divorced, he married opera singer Patrice Michaels, in 2010, who was previously married to Rajinder Bedi, a Sikh entrepreneur, with whom she has two sons, Harjinder Bedi and Satinder Bedi.

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