Bhai Indar Singh Daroli
Bhai Indar Singh (1894 – 1921), one of the Akali reformers who fell as a martyr at Saka Nankana Sahib during the reformation of the holy shrines there, was the son of Bhai Mehtab Singh and Mai Ichchhar Kaur of the village of Daroli in Jalandhar district. The family later shifted to Shahkoi, a small town in Sheikhupura district in the newly developed Lower Chenab Canal Colony where he earned a modest income as a draper cum tailor. As the movement for Gurdwara reform was picking up momentum towards the end of the second decade of the 20th century, he became an Akali and took part in the liberation of Gurdwara Babe di Ber on 45 October 1920. He was also present on the occasion of the occupation of Sri Akal Takht by the Panth on 12 October 1920, and later participated in the liberation of Gurdwara Khara Sauda and Gurdwara Sahib at Gojra. He joined Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali’s group (jatha) to have the Gurdwara Janam Asthan released. He fell a victim to a bullet shot on 20 February 1921.
Bhai Indar Singh was survived by his mother, wife and two minor sons. A pension of Rs 20 per month was granted to them by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, who also discharged the family debt of Rs 1000.
Reference: Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938.