HĪRĀ SIṄGH, SANT (d. 1949), head priest of Takht Sachkhaṇḍ Srī Hazūr Sāhib Abchal Nagar, Nāndeḍ, in Mahārāshṭra, was born the son of Bhāī Karam Siṅgh of Sehṇā, in Saṅgrūr district of the Punjab. He received his early education and religious instruction in his village and this allowed him to read the Gurū Granth Sāhib felicitously. As he grew up, he went to Nāndeḍ and settled there for good, serving at the Takht Sāhib as a scripture-reader. He was appointed head priest on 24 October 1918 and continued in the position until relieved at his own request in 1944. But he was reappointed after a short break and remained head priest until his death in 1949. Sant Hīrā Siṅgh, during his tenure in the high office, scrupulously guarded the sanctity of the sacred shrines and the interest of the Sikhs of Nāndeḍ. He was widely known for his pious character and for his knowledge of the Sikh sacred lore.
Nirvair Siṅgh Arshī