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Bhai Hukam Singh

Bhai Hukam Singh (d. 1921), son of Bhai Ghanaiya Singh Dhillon and Mata Har Kaur of the village of Dirigariari in Jalandhar district, was born at his mother's house in Hazara village in the same district and spent his early childhood there under the care of his maternal grandfather, Sham Singh, an educated and dedicated, Sikh. But Hukam Singh himself remained illiterate. By the time he reached his paternal home he had grown up into a strong and lusty youth. He was married at the age of 14. After the opening of the Lower Chenab Canal Colony, the family got land and settled permanently in Chakk No. 91 Dhannuana in Lyallpur district. Early during the 20th century Hukam Singh, during one of his biennial pilgrimage visits to Anandpur Sahib, received the rites of Khalsa pdhul. Every year he visited the holy Nankana. As time went by, he grew increasingly conscious of the maladministration of the shrines and of the depravity of the mahantswho controlled them. Most notorious among them was Mahant Narain Das, custodian of the holy Nankana. As the call for the liberation of the Nankana rang out, Hukam Singh forthwith joined the jathd of Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali, and attained martyrdom on 20 February 1921.

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

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