DAL SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1885-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born on 8 Assū 1942 Bk / 23 September 1885, the son of Bhāī Musaddā Siṅgh and Māī Gulābī, a Kamboj couple of Nizāmpur village in Amritsar district. The family later migrated to Chakk No. 38 Nizāmpur Devā Siṅghvālā in the newly developed canal district of Sheikhūpurā, now in Pakistan. Dal Siṅgh remained illiterate, but had committed to memory several of the religious and historical compositions. He also listened regularly to the local granthī reading from the Akālī, a newspaper floated by Akālī reformers in May 1920. He had already received the pāhul or vows of the Khālsā. He was one of the fifteen Sikhs of his village who joined Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī's jathā or batch of volunteers and laid down their lives for the liberation of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān, Nankāṇā Sāhib, on 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī