NARAIN SINGH, BHAI
NARAIN SINGH, BHAI (d. 1921), of Chakk No. 55 Burj in Lyallpur district, was originally from Navari Virianh in Amritsar district and had settled here as a colonizer after the opening of Lower Chenab Canal Colony during the 1890`s. He had learnt some Gurmukhi in the Gurdwara of his old village and also knew Urdu. He set apart a room in his own house where Guru Granth Sahib was seated and a divan held regularly for morning and evening prayers led by himself. Later, he constructed another hall where marriage parties coming to the village could stay.
He had himself registered with Bhai Lachhman Singh Dharovali as an Akali volunteer, and was one of the jathd which was killed to a man on 20 February 1921. BIBLIOGRAPHY Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938 NARAIN SINGH, BHAI (1875-1921), who fell a victim in the violence at Nankana Sahib in 1921, was the son of Bhai Jawahar Singh and Mata Chandi of village Lahuke, in Amritsar district. In 1890, he received the rites of Khalsa initiation at the hands of Baba Savaia Singh of Hoti Mardan. In 1894, the family moved to Chakk No. 75 Lahuke in Lyallpur district.
During the First Great War (1914-18), Narain Singh enlisted and served in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) for about three years. Returning to India, he joined the ranks of the Akali reformers. On 20 February 1921 he was one of the Jathd led by Bhai Tshar Singh Jathedar which reached Nankana Sahib too late to join the main Dharovali jathd and enter Gurdwara Janam Asthan. Many of them, however, tried to enter from the southern gate and got killed there; Bhai Narain Singh was one of them.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee settled upon his widow a pension of Rs 80 and discharged the debts of the family. BIBLIOGRAPHY Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938 NARAIN SINGH, BHAI (1891-1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs. He was a brother of Bhai Parijab Singh who also sacrificed his life in the campaign for purging the holy shrines. Both brothers were among the volunteers who constituted the reformers` squad which was massacred to a man in the Gurdwara compound on the morning of 20 February 1921.
1. Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938