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Surain Singh, Bhai
One of the Nankana Sahib Martyrs (1895-1921)

Came from Chakk No. 80 Nizampur Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura. He was the second of the six children of Bhai Ram Singh and Mai Hukam Kaur. He learnt Gurmukhi from the village priest and was initiated into the Khalsa Panth at a divan held at the nearby village of Nizampur Deva Singhvala.

He served for some time in the army during the Great War (1914-18), and after his release reverted to the family occupation of agriculture. He was member of the village choir and was on 19 February 1921 performing kirtan at a marriage in the village when the call came for the liberation of Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib. He at once got ready to accompany other volunteers, who joining the Dharovali jatha fell martyrs the following morning in the indiscriminate firing by the opponents of reform. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee settled upon his widow, Bibi Bhag Kaur, a family pension which was stopped on her remarriage.

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