BĀJ SIṄGH (d. 1716), a Bal Jaṭṭ, was a native of Mīrpur Paṭṭī, a village in Amritsar district of the Punjab. A devoted Sikh, Bāj Siṅgh had received the rites of initiation at the hands of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh himself. He accompanied the Gurū to the Deccan in 1708 and was one of the five Sikhs sent by him to the Punjab with Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur. He took part in all of Bandā Siṅgh's major campaigns. For his fearlessness in battle, he came to be known as Bāj Bahādur (bahādur, lit. brave). In the battle of Sirhind fought at Chappar Chiṛī in May 1710, Bāj Siṅgh was in command of the right wing of Bandā Siṅgh's army. He faced Nawāb Wazīr Khān in the battle striking his horse down with a lance. As the battle was won, Bāj Siṅgh was named administrator of the town. Bāj Siṅgh was captured at Gurdās-Naṅgal in December 1715 and taken to Delhi where he was executed in June 1716 along with Bandā Siṅgh and his other companions.


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