JIŪṆ SIṄGH PARUPKĀRĪ, BHĀĪ (1884-1921), was the son of Bhāī Pahū Mall of Gujrāṅwālā district. His original name was Jiūṇ Mall. In 1902 he, listening to the preachings of Bhāī Mūl Siṅgh, Garmūlā, went through the rites of Khālsā pāhul and became Jiūṇ Siṅgh. He shifted to Lyallpur town (now Faisalābād in Pakistan) where he set up a small provisions shop. He learnt Gurmukhī and committed to memory several passages from the Gurū Granth Sāhib and a few Vārs from Bhāī Gurdās. He regularly attended the local Gurdwārā where he joined the morning choir to recite Āsā kī Vār. Jiūṇ Siṅgh made himself very popular for his honesty and polite manner and his earnestness to be of help to others. These qualities earned him the epithet parupkārī, one who delighted in being of help to others.

         To a call from Jathedār Kartār Siṅgh Jhabbār and Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh for the liberation of the holy shrines at Nankāṇā Sāhib, particularly Gurdwārā Janam Asthān, then controlled by the dissolute Udāsī Mahant Naraiṇ Dās, he responded with ready enthusiasm. Although under the orders of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, the entire operation had been called off, the news did not reach Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh and his men and they all met with a cruel death at the hands of Mahant Naraiṇ Dās and his hirelings. Likewise, Bhāī Jiūṇ Siṅgh missed the signal from Amritsar. He was waylaid in the vicinity of Srī Nankāṇā Sāhib and was shot down.


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

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī