When the sun comes up you’d better be running…”This framed quote on his office bookshelf gives a good insight into the mind of Dr Narinder Singh Kapany, widely known as the “father of fiber optics”.
Narinder defined Sikh art as art by, for and about Sikhs.
Their expansive and magnificent Sikh art collection is representative of Sikh artistic expression in all its forms — paintings, manuscripts, textiles, stamps, coins, arms and armor, sculpture, etc.
He also endowed a chair of Opto-Electronics and a professorship in Entrepreneurship at UC Santa Cruz.
In 1979 he started the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurial Development (CIED) at UC Santa Cruz.