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Sundar Singh, Bhai
One of the Nankana Sahib Martyrs (1882-1921)

Was born on l Assu 1939 Ilk/15 September 1882, the son of Bhai Chugatt Singh and Mai Jio, of Gurdaspur district. The family migrated to Chakk No. 33 Dharovali in Sheikhupura district (now in Pakistan). Sundar Singh enlisted himself in the army and served with the 11 th Cavalry for seven years. Once displaying to those present pictures of Bhai Hazard Singh and Bhai Hukam Singh, killed by the priests of Tarn Taran, Bhai Lachhman Singh of Dharovali appealed for volunteers to indemnify the sacrilege which had been going on in the gurdwar5s under the administration of the mahants. Bhai Sundar Singh offered his services on the spot. His offer was accepted on the condition that he would strictly abide by the Khalsa rahit. Sundar Singh took the vows of Khalsa at Gurdwara Khara Sauda and was formally registered as an Akali volunteer. On receiving the call for liberating Gurdwara janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib, he joined the Dharovali jatha massacred to a man by the hired assassins of Mahant Narain Das on 20 February 1921.

Bhai Sundar Singh was survived by his mother and wife to whom a son was born in July 1921. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee settled upon them an annual pension of Rs 160, besides paying off the family's debt of Rs 1488.

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