JIUN SINGH PARUPKART, BHAI
JIUN SINGH PARUPKART, BHAI (1884-1921), was the son of Bhai Pahu Mall of Gujrariwala district. His original name was Jiun Mall. In 1902 he, listening to the preachings of Bhai Mill Singh Garmula, went through the rites of Klialsa pdhul and became Jiun Singh. He shifted to Lyallpur town (now Faisalabad in Pakistan) where he set up a small provisions shop. He learnt GurmukhT and committed to memory several passages from the Guru Granth Sahib and a few Vdrs from Bhai Gurdas. He regularly attended the local Gurdwara where he joined the morning choir to recite Asa ki Vdr. Jiun Singh made himself very popular for his honesty and polite manner and his carnestness to be of help to others.
These qualities earned him the epithet parupkdn, one who delighted in being of help to others. To a call from Jathedar Kartar Singh Jhabbar and Bhai Lachhman Singh for the liberation of the holy shrines at Nankana Sahib, particularly GurdwaraJanam Asthan, then controlled by the dissolute Udasi Mahant Narain Das, he responded with ready enthusiasm. Although under the orders of the Shiromant Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, the entire operation had been called off, the news did not reach Bhai Lachhman Singh and his men and they all met with a cruel death at the hands of Mahant Narain Das and his hirelings. Likewise, Bhai Jtun Singh missed the signal from Amritsar. He was waylaid in the vicinity of Sri Nankana Sahib and was shot down.
1. Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Sirigli, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938