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Bhai Harnam Singh (b. 1901)

Bhai Harnam Singh(1901 - 1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, belonged to Chakk No. 38 Nizampur Dcva Singhvala, in Sheikhupura district, which contributed the maximum number of volunteers (15) from any single village to the corps of martyrs led by BhaT Lachhman Singh Dharovall for the liberation of Gurdwara Janam Asthan. BhaT Harnam Singh was born on 7 Magghar 1958 Bk/20 November 1901, the youngest son of BhaT ishar Singh and Mai Bhago. Of medium height and stoutly build, he excelled in rural sports such as weightlifting and wrestling. He however gave up the latter sport after imbibing the Khalsa pdhulto keep his vows inviolate. His presence at the reformists' divan held at Dharovall on 13 October 1920 proved a turning point in his life and he plunged himself into the Gurdwara Reform movement with all his energy. He participated in the liberation of Gurdwara Khara Sauda. As the call came from Nankana Sahib, young Harnam Singh did not tarry a single day and forthwith joined the jatha of Bhai Lachhman Singh of Dharovall. He consoled his distraught mother with the words that she had two other sons in the family. The ^Ad was massacred to a man by the killers on 20 February 1921.

Reference: Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938.

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