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Bhai Hari Singh (b. 1889)

Bhai Hari Singh (1889 - 1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, was born at Pandori Nijtjharari in Jalandhar district in November 1889, the son of Bhai Seva Singh and Mai Afar Kaur. On the opening of the Lower Chenab Canal Colony, the family migrated in 1897 to Chakk No. 91 Dhannuana in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) district, in Pakistan. Hari Singh enlisted in the 36th Sikh Battalion where he look the Khalsa pahul and fought in the World War, 191418. A bullet wound tore apart his foot, incapacitating him. He was discharged with a pension ofRs 6 per month. Following the example of Jathedar Sundar Singh of his own village, he joined the jathd of Bhai Lachhman Singh ofDharovali and attained martyrdom inside GurdwaraJanam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, on 20 February 1921. The martyr's mother was granted a pension of Rs 115 per annum by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee of Amritsar.


Reference: Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938.

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