NARĀIṆ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1875-1921), who fell a victim in the violence at Nankāṇā Sāhib in 1921, was the son of Bhāī Jawāhar Siṅgh and Mātā Chandī of village Lahuke, in Amritsar district. In 1890, he received the rites of Khālsā initiation at the hands of Bābā Savāiā Siṅgh of Hotī-Mardān. In 1894, the family moved to Chakk No. 75 Lahuke in Lyallpur district. During the First Great War (1914-18), Narāiṇ Siṅgh enlisted and served in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) for about three years. Returning to India, he joined the ranks of the Akālī reformers. On 20 February 1921 he was one of the Jathā led by Bhāī Īshar Siṅgh Jathedār which reached Nankāṇā Sāhib too late to join the main Dhārovālī jathā and enter Gurdwārā Janam Asthān. Many of them, however, tried to enter from the southern gate and got killed there; Bhāī Narāiṇ Siṅgh was one of them.

        The Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee settled upon his widow a pension of Rs 80 and discharged the debts of the family.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Siṅgh, Shahīdī Jīvan. Nankana Sahib, 1938

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī