HARDIT SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1924), one of the martyrs of Jaito, was the son of Bhāī Naraiṇ Siṅgh Gill : mother's name Chand Kaur. Farming was the occupation of the family which lived in the village of Kālekī, 5 km east of Bāghā Purāṇā in Mogā tahsīl (subdivision) of present-day Farīdkoṭ district. Early in his life Hardit Siṅgh went abroad to Malaya where he served as a policeman in Kuala Lumpur military police for five years, after which he returned to live in his native village. He happened to be in the village of Roḍe where a Jathā of Akālī volunteers was stopping overnight on its way to Jaito, then in the throes of a Sikh religious agitation. He felt so moved by the enthusiasm of the Akālī volunteers that he decided to stay on and join the agitation. As the Jathā reached the outskirts of Jaito on 21 February 1924, the state authority opened fire on it. Bhāī Hardit Siṅgh was hit in the head and fell down.
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī