KESAR SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1875-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was the son of Bhāī Mīhāṅ Siṅgh and Māī Bhāgaṇ, farmers of moderate means of Bharokī village in Gujrāṅwālā district, who later migrated to Sheikhūpurā district. He was a simple peasant with a large family of three sons and six daughters to support. Bhāī Kesar Siṅgh had Nāmdhārī leanings until, under the influence of the Gurdwārā Reform movement, he turned an Akālī. He accompanied Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovāli's Jathā which perished at the hands of the hired assassins of Mahant Naraiṇ Dās, the custodian of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān.
The Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee settled upon the family an annual pension of Rs 180.
See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī