BHĀG SIṄGH, also referred to in government records as Bāj Siṅgh, was an associate of Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh, leader of the anti-British revolt in the Punjab in 1848-49. Originally a disciple of Bhāī Bīr Siṅgh of Nauraṅgābād, he survived the attack on his, ḍerā on 7 May 1844 and went on a pilgrimage to Nāndeḍ. On his return to the Punjab, he joined Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh at Amritsar shortly before the latter went underground in June 1847 to escape arrest by the British in connection with the Premā conspiracy case. Bhāg Siṅgh escaped towards Kāṅgṛā and rejoined Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh before the beginning of the second Anglo-Sikh war in 1848. After the battle of Cheliāṅvālā he made a trip to Peshāwar, re-joining his leader at Dev Baṭālā, in the Jammū area. He was one of a delegation carrying letters from Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh to Bhāī Nihāl Siṅgh and Bhāī Kishan Siṅgh, who had a large following in the North West Frontier region, and to Sultān Muhammad Khān, brother of Dost Muhammad Khān, the Amīr of Kābul. He reported back with their replies at Kurālā Kalāṅ, in Hoshiārpur district. From here he was sent to take charge of the group's camels in Jammū. After the arrest of Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh, the police pursued Bhāg Siṅgh up to Jehlum but failed to capture him. Later on he accidentally fell into the hands of Major Lake at Peshāwar, and was tried and jailed.


    Ahluwalia, M. L. , Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972

M. L. Āhlūwālīā