Malibu Doctor Honored in Los Angeles

LA City Council Member David Ryu (left) with Dr. A.S. Marwah

Malibu philanthropist Dr. A.S. Marwah was honored by the City of Los Angeles, which named a traffic square after him. Iconic beige and brown signs went up Monday at the intersection of Vermont and Finley Avenues, now called Dr. Amarjit Singh Marwah square. The intersection is the site of the Hollywood Sikh Temple that Marwah gifted to the city 50 years ago. A crowd of 200 people gathered inside the temple for the ceremony, which was held indoors due to rain. Among the dignitaries was India Consul General Sanjay Panda—who traveled from his post in San Francisco—along with LA City Councilmember David Ryu, who presented Marwah with a miniature version of the street sign. Marwah, a 50-year Malibu resident, spent 20 years serving as a Los Angeles Cultural Heritage and Arts Commissioner, first appointed by late LA Mayor Tom Bradley. Monday was Marwah’s 93rd birthday.