Punjabi musician goes missing in Canada (Lead, correcting 3rd para)

Toronto, Dec 17 (IANS) A Punjabi musician from India visiting Canada has disappeared, police said.

Lehmber Singh, 30, who was to take his flight back to India on the evening of November 5, went missing that morning. He has not been heard of since then.

According to police, Lehmber Singh had come from India to perform music. He had about $100 (rpt $100) with him when he went missing from Mississauga on the outskirts of Toronto.

In a statement, police said: “On November 5, 2015, Lehmber Singh was last seen by a family relative at approximately 10.30 a.m., in the area of Derry Road East and Edwards Boulevard in the City of Mississauga.”

It is easier to get a Canadian visa if you are a singer, musician or a preacher and are sponsored by any Indian Canadian organisation, temple or gurdwara. But once these people are in Canada, many simply disappear as they don’t want to return to India.

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