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Vadhava Singh, Bhai
Martyr of Jaito Morcha (D. 1924)

Son of Bhai Jhanda Singh and Mai Dharam Kaur of village Charik. He was the only son of his parents. He never married. He was illiterate, and had strong religious inclinations. At the age of 40, he took the vows of the Khalsa at the hands of Sant Giani Sundar Singh Bhindranvale. He joined, the shahadi jatha (band of volunteers vowed to do-or-die) of Akali volunteers marching to Jaito. Reaching Jaito on the morning of 21 February 1924, the jatha was subjected to rifle and machinegun fire. A bullet hit Vadhava Singh in the chest and he died almost instantaneously. His dead body was taken possession of by the Nabha state police and disposed of in a mass cremation of the victims of the massacre.

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