ḌHERĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1890-1921), was born on 29 August 1890, the son of Bhāī Jaimal Siṅgh and Māī Jīvan Kaur, a peasant couple of Paṇḍorī Nijjarāṅ, in Jalandhar district. On the opening of the Lower Chenāb Canal Colony in West Punjab, the family settled in Chakk No. 91 Dhannūāṇā in Lyallpur district. Ḍherā Siṅgh, though illiterate, was an anointed Siṅgh. He never married and led a simple life of honest hard labour until his martyrdom as a member of the jathā that was massacred in the walled compound of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān at Nankāṇā Sāhib on the morning of 20 February 1921.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī