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Sohan Singh, Bhai

One of the Nankana Sahib Martyrs (1890-1921)

Was the youngest of the six children of Bhai Sher Singh and Mai Gabo of the village of Dingarian, in Jalandhar district. On the opening of the Lower Chenab Canal Colony during the 1890's, the family migrated to Chakk No. 91 Dhannuana in Lyallpur district (now Faisalabad district. of Pakistan).

Sohan Singh grew up into a hefty young man with an uncommonly strong physique. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the 76th Battalion, then stationed at Attock. There he took the vows of the Khalsa and learnt to read and write Gurmukhi. He got his discharge in 1912 but re-enlisted after the outbreak of the Great War (1914-18), this time in 27th Battalion (later 3/15 Punjab Regiment), and served in France where his left arm received serious injuries in a bomb blast, and he came home on a pension of Rs. 8 per month. During January 1921 he got himself registered as an Akali volunteer for the liberation of the Nankana Sahib shrine, and attained martyrdom along with Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali's men.

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