SOHAN SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1891-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was the son of Bhāī Kesar Siṅgh and Māī Jīvan Kaur of Kaulo Ghakkā in Gujrāṅwālā district. The family later shifted to Vanoṭīāṅvālī in the newly formed Sheikhūpurā district. Sohan Siṅgh received the vows of the Khālsā in 1914 at Srī Akāl Takht Sāhib, Amritsar. Rejoined the Indian army but soon got his discharge. Once on a visit to Gurdwārā Kharā Saudā, Chūharkāṇā, he learnt about the corruption prevalent in the holy places under the control of mahants or hereditary custodians. He made up his mind to join the ranks of the reformists. He had himself registered as an Akālī volunteer. On 20 February 1921, he fell a martyr in the firing by the enemies of reform inside Gurdwārā Janam Asthān, Nankāṇā Sāhib.
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī