HUKAM SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1921), son of Bhāī Ghanaīyā Siṅgh Ḍhilloṅ and Māī Har Kaur of the village of Ḍiṅgariāṅ in Jalandhar district, was born at his mother's house in Hazārā village in the same district and spent his early childhood there under the care of his maternal grandfather, Shām Siṅgh, an educated and dedicated Sikh. But Hukam Siṅgh himself remained illiterate. By the time he reached his paternal home he had grown up into a strong and lusty youth. He was married at the age of 14.

         After the opening of the Lower Chenāb Canal Colony, the family got land and settled permanently in Chakk No. 91 Dhannūāṇā in Lyallpur district. Early during the 20th century Hukam Siṅgh, during one of his biennial pilgrimage visits to Anandpur Sāhib, received the rites of Khālsā pāhul. Every year he visited the holy Nankāṇā. As time went by, he grew increasingly conscious of the maladministration of the shrines and of the depravity of the mahants who controlled them. Most notorious among them was Mahant Naraiṇ Dās, custodian of the holy Nankāṇā. As the call for the liberation of the Nankāṇā rang out, Hukam Siṅgh forthwith joined the jathā of Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī, and attained martyrdom on 20 February 1921. See NANKĀṆĀ SĀHIB MASSACRE. His widow declined with humility a family pension offered by the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee.


    Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Siṅgh, Shahīdī Jīvan. Nankana Sahib, 1938

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī