BELĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1865-1921), son of Bhāī Mayyā and Māī Rājī, a Saiṇī Sikh couple, was born at Kartārpur in Jalandhar district. The family originally belonged to Farīdkoṭ state, from where Belā Siṅgh's grandfather, Bhāī Sobhā, had migrated to Kartārpur where he served in Gurū kā Laṅgar run by local mahants, who in recognition of his services had allotted some agricultural land to him. Belā Siṅgh was the first in the family to receive the Khālsā-pāhul. He engaged himself in agriculture but also continued to serve in Gurū kā Laṅgar. For some reason the mahants, towards the end of the century, resumed the land granted to the family. Belā Siṅgh with his wife and two sons migrated to Chakk No. 10 Thothīāṅ in the newly developed irrigation district of Sheikhūpurā in western Punjab where he earned his living by ploughing land taken on annual rent basis. At the outset of the Gurdwārā reform movement, Belā Siṅgh with some other Sikhs of Thothīāṅ joined the jathā of Bhāī Lachmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī which was massacred on 20 February 1921 at Gurdwārā Janam Asthān Nankāṇā Sāhib.
See NANKĀNĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī