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Varyam Singh, Bhai
One of the Nankana Sahib Martyrs (1883-1921)

Was the son of Bhai Buta Singh and Mai Mahitab Kaur of Haripur, in Jalandhar district. He attended the high school up to the fifth standard learning to read and write Gurmukhi. He grew up into a goodlooking, healthy young man. He joined the army and served in the 22nd Punjab Battalion, where he underwent the initiation rites of the Khalsa. He left service because of his wife's ill health. He rejoined the army, this time the Singapore Military Police where he was promoted naik (corporal), but his own health deteriorated and he got his discharge after ten years of service. He then settled down as a draper in Chakk No. 91 Dhannuana in Lyallpur district. Inspired by Bhai Sundar Singh Jathedar of his village, he joined the jatha of Bhai Lachhman Singh of Dharovali and died in the firing in the compound of Gurdwara janam Asthan on 20 February 1921.
He was survived by his two minor sons Hari Singh and jasvant Singh upon whom the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee settled a pension of Rs. 175 per annum.

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