SOHAN SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1890-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, was the youngest of the six children of Bhāī Sher Siṅgh and Māī Gābo of the village of Ḍīṅgārīāṅ, in Jalandhar district. On the opening of the Lower Chenāb Canal Colony during the 1890's, the family migrated to Chakk No. 91 Dhannūāṇā in Lyallpur district (now Faisalābād district of Pakistan). Sohan Siṅgh grew up into a hefty young man with an uncommonly strong physique. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the 76th Battalion, then stationed at Attock. There he took the vows of the Khālsā and learnt to read and write Gurmukhī. He got his discharge in 1912 but re-enlisted after the outbreak of the Great War (1914-18), this time in 27th Battalion (later 3/15 Punjab Regiment), and served in France where his left arm received serious injuries in a bomb blast, and he came home on a pension of Rs.8 per month. During January 1921 he got himself registered as an Akālī volunteer for the liberation of' the Nankāṇā Sāhib shrine, and attained martyrdom along with Bhāī Lachhmaṇ Siṅgh Dhārovāli's men.


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

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī