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Kesar Sing, Bhai

One of the Martyrs of Nankana Sahib (1875-1921)

Was the son of Bhai Mihan Singh and Mai Bhagan, farmers of moderate means of Bharoki village in Gujranwala district, who later migrated to Sheikhupura district. He was a simple peasant with a large family of three sons and six daughters to support. Bhai Kesar Singh had Namdhari leanings until, under the influence of the Gurdwara Reform movement, he turned an Akali. He accompanied Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali's Jatha which perished at the hands of the hired assassins of Mahant Narain Das, the custodian of Gurdwara janam Asthan.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee settled upon the family an annual pension of Rs 180.

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