CHARAN SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was the son of Bhāī Gokal Siṅgh and Māī Lachhmaṇ Kaur of Ḍiṅgā village, in Gujrāt district. He lost his mother during infancy. His old grandmother looked after him for about five years and was then sent to live with his maternal aunt in a village in Lyallpur district where a childless neighbour Bhāī Piārā Siṅgh adopted him as his son. He took the vows of the Khālsā at the age of 15. He adopted tattooing as a profession. On 18 February 1921, when he learnt that his adoptive father, Piārā Siṅgh, had left home to participate in the liberation of gurdwārās at Nankāṇā Sāhib, Charan Siṅgh, too, took a train and joined the Lyallpur jathā at Sāṅglā Hill railway junction. The jathā was attacked and massacred upon reaching Gurdwārā Janam Asthān at Nankāṇā Sāhib on the morning of 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī