CHET SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1891-1921), son of Bhāī Javālā Siṅgh and Maī Rām Kaur, was born on 28 May 1891 at Buṇḍālā, in Amritsar district. In 1899 the family migrated westward to Chakk No. 64 Nihāleāṇā, in the newly colonized Lyallpur district. Chet Siṅgh studied up to the 5th standard in the village school. He grew up into a handsome, tall and fair complexioned young man interested in manly sports. He took the vows of the Khālsā in early manhood and participated in the liberation of Gurdwārā Bhāī Jogā Siṅgh at Peshāwar (5 February 1921). Returning home, he learnt that his younger brother Kehar Siṅgh had registered himself with the jathā of Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī set to liberate Gurdwārā Janam Asthān at Nankāṇā Sāhib. Chet Siṅgh persuaded Kehar Siṅgh to stay back and went himself to take his place in the jathā which was massacred wholesale by the hirelings of the local custodian, Mahant Narain Dās, on 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī