He rebuked Wesley Crusher, who wanted to remain in engineering and help with operations, to which Singh sternly stated, "You are scheduled for classwork now!" Wesley replied that he wouldn't learn as much in school, to which Singh concurred, adding that he had orders from the captain.
Later, he was killed by the Beta Renner cloud. His corpse was located by Worf. Captain Jean-Luc Picard ordered an immediate investigation into his death. Wesley thought he might have been restoring the warp drive at the time of his death, noting that the readings were different from when he was there. Worf then speculated that Singh might have fixed it prior to dying, which Wesley disputed, as the problems were inside the engine.