RĀM SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1890-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born on 15 Assū 1947 Bk/29 September 1890, the son of Bhāī Jhaṇḍā Siṅgh and Māī Javālī, a Kamboj couple of Nizāmpur, in Amritsar district. He learnt Punjabi in the village gurdwārā and Urdu in the primary school. Bhāī Rām Siṅgh was a devout Sikh and duly received the rites of Khālsā initiation. From speeches he heard at a religious dīvān at Gurdwārā Kharā Saudā, Chuhaṛkāṇā, he learnt about the deplorable conditions of the Sikh shrines at Nankāṇā Sāhib under the control of the hereditary mahants or custodians. He forthwith had his name registered as a volunteer and proceeded to Nankāṇā Sāhib when called up for the liberation of these shrines. He joined the squad of Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovālī and attained martyrdom in the firing which took place inside the compound of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān on 20 February 1921. The Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee settled upon the widow a pension of Rs 75 per annum.


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

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī