SURAIṆ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (1895-1921), one of the Nankāṇā Sāhib martyrs, came from Chakk No. 80 Nizāmpur Mūlā Siṅghvālā, district Sheikhūpurā. He was the second of the six children of Bhāī Rām Siṅgh and Māi Hukam Kaur. He learnt Gurmukhī from the village priest and was initiated into the Khālsā Panth at a dīvān held at the nearby village of Nizāmpur Devā Siṅghvālā. He served for some time in the army during the Great War (1914-18), and after his release reverted to the family occupation of agriculture. He was member of the village choir and was on 19 February 1921 performing kīrtan at a marriage in the village when the call came for the liberation of Gurdwārā Janam Asthān, Nankāṇā Sāhib. He at once got ready to accompany other volunteers, who joining the Dhārovāli jathā fell martyrs the following morning in the indiscriminate firing by the opponents of reform.

        The Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee settled upon his widow, Bībī Bhāg Kaur, a family pension which was stopped on her remarriage.


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

Gurcharan Siṅgh Giānī