DARBĀRĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1921), still in his teens when he fell a martyr at Nankāṇā Sāhib in 1921, was the son of Bhāī Kehar Siṅgh and Bībī Ratan Kaur. His father was serving in the Indian army as a havildār (sergeant) and he was born at a cantonment station. His mother died when he was a bare three weeks old, and he was brought up by his grandmother. His father originally belonged to Jarg village, then in the princely state of Paṭiālā, but some time after his retirement in 1908 he migrated to Chakk No. 85 Ḍallā Chandā Siṅgh in a newly developed canal district. When on 19 February 1921, Bhāī Kehar Siṅgh prepared to join the jathā or batch of Akālī volunteers bound for Nankāṇā Sāhib, Darbārā Siṅgh, too, much against the wishes of his father as well as against the entreaties of his old grandmother, joined it. Both father and son were hacked to pieces the following morning in the enclosed compound of Gurdwārā Jānam Asthān.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī