DĪVĀN SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1888-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born in 1888, the son of Bhāī Hīrā Siṅgh and Māī Pān Kaur of Paṇḍorī Nijjarāṅ, in Jalandhar district. The family later shifted to Chakk No. 91 Dhannūāṇā, in the newly colonized district of Lyallpur, now in Pakistan. Dīvān Siṅgh, an illiterate bachelor, made a name for himself in that area as a wrestler and as an intrepid fighter. As the Gurdwārā reform movement picked up momentum, he took the vows of the Khālsā and decided to join the jathā or band of Akālī volunteers marching towards Nankāṇā Sāhib. His companions doubted if he would remain peaceful and keep the vow of non-violence to which the jathā had committed itself, but Dīvān Siṅgh assured them that he would keep his word even in face of the gravest provocation. He was one of those who were burnt to death at Nankāṇā Sāhib by the hirelings of Mahant Naraiṇ Dās.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī