GHULLĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1924), one of the martyrs of Jaito, was born around 1896, the son of Bhāī Naraiṇ Siṅgh and Māī Kishan Kaur, a Jaṭṭ Sikh couple of the village of Bhalūr, near Bāghā Purāṇā, in present-day Farīdkoṭ district of the Punjab. Tall and heavily built, Ghullā Siṅgh helped his father and two elder brothers at tilling the family acre. He had received no formal education and was not yet married when the Akālī agitation at Jaito protesting the forced abdication of the Sikh ruler of Nābhā was gathering momentum. Ghullā Siṅgh received the vows of the Khālsā at the hands of Sant Sundar Siṅgh Bhiṇḍrāṅvāle and became an Akālī activist. On 20 February 1924, he went to watch the first of the columns of Sikh volunteers vowed to martyrdom (Shahīdī Jathā), camping at the village of Bargāṛī, and accompanied it on its march to Jaito the following morning. Machine-gun fire from an armed contingent of the Nābhā state force, then under a British administrator, opened on the Akālī volunteers near Gurdwārā Ṭibbī Sāhib. Bhāī Ghullā Siṅgh received a bullet shot in the head and fell down dead on the spot. His dead body was taken away by the state police and cremated along with other Jaito martyrs, around 21 in number.


    Pratāp Siṅgh, Giānī, Gurdwārā Sudhār arthāt Akālī Lahir. Amritsar, 1975

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī