MĀGH SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d.1924), one of the martyrs of Jaito morchā, was the son of Bhāī Sham Siṅgh and Māī Dharmoṅ, farmers of the village of Laṇḍe in Mogā tahsīl (sub-division) of the present Mogā district. In his early youth Māgh Siṅgh had enlisted in the army and had served in the Peshāwar sector of the North-West Frontier Province for a few years. He had been admitted to the rites of the Khālsā initiation during his army service, and had also learnt to read and write Punjabi before he left the army to resume his ancestral occupation, agriculture. He was about forty years old when the Jaito morchā (agitation) was launched by the Akālīs with the twin objects of the restoration of Mahārājā Ripudaman Siṅgh of Nābhā, who had earlier been forced to abdicate by the British, and to protest against the violation of the sanctity of Gurdwārā Gaṅgsar at Jaito by the state police. When the first shahīdī jathā, martyrs' column, on its way from Srī Akāl Takht Amritsar to Jaito camped at Roḍe, Bhāī Māgh Siṅgh joined it, and fell to a shot by police on 21 February 1924.


  1. Josh, Sohan Siṅgh, Akālī Morchiāṅ dā Itihās. Delhi, 1972
  2. Pratāp Siṅgh, Giānī, Gurdwārā Sudhār arthāt Akālī Lahir. Amritsar, 1975

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī