SAMMĀṄ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1896-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was born in Sāvan 1953 Bk/July-August 1896, the son of Bhāī Pālā Siṅgh and Māī Mān Kaur of Baṇḍālā village in Amritsar district. The family later settled in Chakk No. 71 Baṇḍālā Bachan Siṅghvālā in Lyallpur district. Sammāṅ Siṅgh learnt to read Gurmukhī at the village gurdwārā where he was also admitted to the vows of the Khālsā Panth.

        He served in the 92nd Battalion during the Great War (1914-18) for about four years. After his release from the army, he joined the campaign for the reform of shrine management. He and his elder brother, Prītam Siṅgh registered themselves as Akālī volunteers. When the call for action came on 19 February 1921, Prītam Siṅgh was away visiting some relation, but the youngest of the seven brothers, Bārā Siṅgh, offered to take his place. Both Sammāṅ Siṅgh and Bārā Siṅgh joined the jathā of Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh and fell martyrs in the compound of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān on the morning of 20 February 1921. Both brothers dying as bachelors, the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee sanctioned a pension in the name of their mother.


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

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī