Sohan Singh, Bhai
One of the Nankana Sahib Martyrs (1891-1921)
Was the son of Bhai Kesar Singh and Mai Jivan Kaur of Kaulo Ghakka in Gujranwala district. The family later shifted to Vanotiarivali in the newly formed Sheikhapura district. Sohan Singh received the vows of the Khalsa in 1914 at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar. He joined the Indian army but soon got his discharge. Once on a visit to Gurdwara Khara Sauda, Chuharkana, He learnt about the corruption prevalent in the holy places under the control of mahants or hereditary custodians. He made up his mind to join the ranks of the reformists. He had himself registered as an Akali volunteer. On 20 February 1921, he fell a martyr in the firing by the enemies of reform inside Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib.