SHĪHĀṄ, recorded in a Sikh chronicle as the birthplace of Akālī Phūlā Siṅgh, celebrated warrior of Sikh times, was village 10 km from Lahirā (29º-56'N, 75º-48'E), now in Saṅgrūr district of the Punjab. What remains of the village now is a ruined mound near an extensive depression forming a big shallow lake. The mound lies in the revenue limits of Ḍehlā village, whose saṅgat has now established a gurdwārā near the mound, one kilometre west of the village. It is called Gurdwārā Bābā Phūlā Siṅgh Akālī. A Nihaṅg Siṅgh looks after the shrine on behalf of the village saṅgat.


  1. Hotī, Prem Siṅgh, Jīvan Britānt Bābā Phūlā Siṅgh Akālī. Amritsar, 1914
  2. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)