VARYĀM SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1884-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born on 28 March 1884, the son of Bhāī Balākā Siṅgh and Māī Nand Kaur of Maṛyālā Chaṭṭhiāṅ in Gujrāṅwālā district (now in Pakistan). The family later shifted to Chakk No. 39 Vanoṭiāṅvālī in Sheikhūpurā district. Varyām Siṅgh a straight forward and hardworking farmer, received the rites of amrit at the hands of Bhāī Mūl Siṅgh of Garmūlā in 1903. The Dhārovāli conference (1-3 October 1920) marked the beginning of his career as an Akālī. From that conference he went to Siālkoṭ for the liberation of Gurdwārā Bābe dī Ber (5 October 1920). On 19 February 1921, he accompanied Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī's band of volunteers to Nankāṇā Sāhib where the entire jathā was massacred on 20 February 1921 by the hired assassins of Mahant Naraiṇ Dās, the Udāsī custodian of Gurdwārā Jānam Asthān.
Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī