BHĀG SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1880-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born in 1880, the son of Bhāī Amīr Siṅgh and Māī Nihāl Kaur of village Nizāmpur, in Amritsar district. The family later shifted to Chakk No. 38 Devā Siṅghvālā, in the newly developed canal colony of Sheikhūpurā. Bhāg Siṅgh's boyhood and early youth were spent as a common peasant until at the age of 26 when he enlisted in 124th Baloch Battalion. After ten years of service he retired on pension (two rupees per month). He joined the colours again during the First Great War (1914-18) but was wounded and discharged on medical grounds. He re-joined the army but came back home within six months, demobilized at the end of the war. Next, he stood among the ranks of the Akālī reformists falling a martyr in the Nankāṇā Sāhib massacre on 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī