KHUSHĀL SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1889-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born on 5 Chet 1945 Bk/17 March 1889, the son of Bhāī Buddh Siṅgh. He learnt to read Gurmukhī in the village gurdwārā and received the rites of Khālsā initiation. He was one of the 15 Akālī volunteers from his village who, joining the jathā of Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh of Dhārovālī, laid down their lives on 20 February 1921 in an effort to free Gurdwārā Janam Asthān from the control of its dissolute custodian, Mahant Naraiṇ Dās. See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE. The Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee settled upon the family pension at Rs 107 per annum besides discharging its debt of Rs 1300.
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī