BĀGHAṚ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ, killed in 1740, was the youngest son of Bhāī Ālam Siṅgh Nachnā, of Duburjī village in Siālkoṭ district, a warrior in Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's retinue at Anandpur. His elder brothers, Mohar Siṅgh and Amolak Siṅgh, too, were soldiers and are believed to have died fighting along with their father in the battle of Chamkaur on 7 December 1705. As he grew up, Bāghaṛ Siṅgh also joined the ranks of the Khālsā. That was the time when Sikhs were forced under State persecution to leave their hearths and homes and find shelter in distant deserts and woods. Once when Bāghaṛ Siṅgh came home to visit his family, a government informer spied on him and had him arrested. He was, under the orders of the Mughal governor, Zakarīyā Khān, tortured, his body was stretched on a revolving wheel before he was beheaded at Lahore in 1740.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)