Bhai Muhkam Singh 1666-1705) was born Muhkam Chand, one of the Panj Piare
or the Five Beloved of honoured memory in the Sikh tradition, was the
son of Tirath Chand, a cloth-printer of Dwarka in Gujarat. About the year
1685, he came to Anandpur, then the seat of Guru Gobind Singh. He practised
the manly arts and took part in Sikhs' battles with the surrounding hill
chiefs and imperial troops. He was one of the five who offered their heads
in response to Guru Gobind Singh's call on the Baisakhi day of 1699 and
earned the appellation of Panj Piare. Initiated into the order of the
Khalsa, Muhkam Chand received the common surname of Singh and became Muhkam
Bhai Muhkam Singh attained martyrdom in the battle of Chamkaur on 7 December 1705.
Excerpts taken from Encyclopedia of Sikhism
by Harbans Singh .
Published by Punjabi University, Patiala