Singh Soorme – Issue 3

June 9, 2011 by  
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Singh Soorme: Issue 3 Singh Soorme issue 3 features articles on Singhs from the Babbar Khalsa Jathebandi, including unseen and rare pictures with Jeevanis written from first hand accounts of former Babbar Khalsa Singhs. Features articles on: 1978 Massacres Formation of Babbar Khalsa Jathedar Talwinder Singh Babbar Bhai Sukhdev Singh Babbar Bhai Anokh Singh Babbar Master Sukhwinder Singh Babbar Clearing misconceptions regarding Sant Jarnail Singh’s Jatha vs Babbar Singhs — To order a copy... read more »

1978 Amritsar Massacre

September 3, 2009 by  
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1978 Massacre Shaheeds On 13th April 1978, the Akhand Kirtani Jatha gathered together from all over India at Amritsar to hold their yearly Vaisakhi Smagam. Kirtan had started from Amrit Vela and at about ten o’clock an important message was received. The message said that the followers of Nirankari chief Gurbachan Singh were holding a procession in Amritsar and were shouting insulting slogans directed at Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Sikh religion. The Sangat knew very well that the Nirankaris... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Gurdial Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Gurdial Singh Shaheed Bhai Gurdial Singh Ji was born in 1946 in village Modai in District Amritsar. His father’s name was Bhai Sohan Singh Ji and his mother’s name was Gulab Kaur Ji. He was married to Bibi Jagir Kaur and had four children. From a tender age Bhai Gurdial Singh was an amazing soul. In his youth he went on to pass his tenth class in the government school in Attari and then started helping at home with the farming work. Bhai Gurdial Singh started doing Sehaj... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Harbhajan Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Harbhajan Singh Shaheed Bhai Harbhajan Singh Ji was born on 17th April 1947 in the village of Bhattian in Gurdaspur. His father Sardar Jagat Singh was a Gursikh since 1923-24 to the present. Whenever I speak to him about Harbhajan Singh’s Shaheedi, he has an immediate shine in his eyes and tells me in a very cool and calm manner that his son has managed to achieve so much in his thirty-one years and has managed to get much further than us. He says with great humbleness that he... read more »

Shaheed Giani Hari Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Giani Hari Singh Shaheed Giani Hari Singh Ji was born in the village of Jandawale, Tehsil Kharian, in Gujrat on 17th June 1923, the day on which Kaar Sewa of the Amritsar Sarowar started. His mother’s name was Mata Bhag Kaur and his father’s name was Giani Gurcharan Singh who ran his own business in Amritsar. His secondary education was in Guru Ramdas Khalsa High School in Amritsar and he took Amrit at the young age of eleven. His father, Giani Gurcharan Singh was a very devoted... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Kewal Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Kewal Singh Shaheed Bhai Kewal Singh Ji was born on 9th March 1953, in the area of Premgarh in Hoshiarpur. His father’s name was Sardar Amar Singh and his mother’s name was Satia Kaur. He spent the first five to seven years of his childhood in Hoshiarpur and in 1960 moved to Calcutta with his father. His father ran a transport company in Calcutta, which was doing quite well. Here, he was put into school but he only passed four classes. His family tried to persuade him to... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Pyara Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Pyara Singh Shaheed Bhai Pyara Singh Ji was born on 2nd February 1954 to Mata Bhago and Sardar Kishan Singh in the village of Bhungruni in Hoshiarpur. He had two sisters and two brothers, one sister is married and the other trained to be a nurse in Africa, and one brother joined the army a month before Bhai Pyara Singh’s Shaheedi. After passing the 11th class, he joined the airforce on 10th July 1971, passing the course with a lot of hard work and motivation. He was a very sociable... read more »

Shaheed Jathedar Amreek Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Jathedar Amreek Singh Shaheed Jathedar Amreek Singh Ji was born 1957 to Harbhajan Kaur and Kundan Singh in the village of Kajala in Amritsar. He has one elder and four younger brothers. After completing his primary education he was not interested in studying any more. He had a great love for Gurbani and Sikh History. He was a very compassionate soul and felt distressed at the sight of needy people. To help them he gave money and things from his house and even the clothes he was wearing without... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Raghbeer Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Raghbeer Singh Shaheed Bhai Raghbeer Singh Ji was born in the village of Bhagupur in Patti in the district of Amritsar on 10th March 1949 at the house of Sardar Nawab Singh. He was educated in his own village up to the age of fifteen and then joined the army in the Bombay Engineering Group in Kirki, Puna. He stayed on for five years, then resigned from the Army in 1968 and moved to Patiala. I first met Bhai Raghbeer Singh on 14th December 1966 in Kirki, Puna, when I was doing my army... read more »

Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh

September 3, 2009 by  
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Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Kurala Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Ji was born in 1912 in the village of Kurala in the district of Hoshiarpur. His mother’s name was Dhan Kaur and his father’s name was Bhagwan Singh. In his early years he was educated at Moolak Kula primary school. His father was in the army and due to his bravery was awarded land in the village of Mintgomary in Pakistan, and so the whole family moved there. He completed his secondary education there and was married to Bibi Gurbachan... read more »

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