LACHHMAṆ SIṄGH GRANTHĪ, BHĀĪ (1867-1921), one of the martyrs of Nankāṇā Sāhib, was born in 1867, the son of Bhāī Nānak and Māī Gaṅgā Deī. His original name was Lachhmaṇ. As he grew up, he enlisted in the army as a cook. There he underwent the rites of Khālsā initiation and received the new name of Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh. While in service, he learnt Gurmukhī well enough to be able to read the Gurū Granth Sāhib. On his discharge from the army, Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh settled down as a Gurdwārā officiant at Chakk No. 83 Ḍallā Naṅgal, in Sheikhūpurā district. He was drawn into the Gurdwārā movement for the reform and management of Sikh shrines. He registered himself as an Akālī volunteer and attained martyrdom along with Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovāli's jathā inside the compound of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān on 20 February 1921.
See NAṆKĀNĀSĀHIB MASSACRE
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