Why did Sardar Kapur Singh dislike Politicians?
Amongst like-minded people, Kapur Singh was always gentle and polite; amongst the learned he was always humble and eager to openly share his views; amongst friends he was always bubbling with humour and jocular outbursts, but among Akali politicians and pseudo-intellectuals he reacted as an intolerant and angry man. When I asked him the reason, he said once, “I cannot tolerate intellectual fools and political scoundrels. They pretend to know everything but know nothing about anything of importance. I have no patience with them.” Thus his impatience and intolerance became proverbial in many circles.