JASWANT SINGH, BHAGAT
JASWANT SINGH, BHAGAT (1881-1967), prominent in the Gurdwara Reform movement of 1920-25, was born at Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan, on 15 Poh 1938 Bk/27 December 1881, the son of Chaudhari Sayan Singh. After matriculating from Mission School, Rawalpindi, he passed his B.A. examination from Gordon College, Rawalpindi. In 1921, he became a member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, and was elected its general secretary on 16 July 1922.
He was arrested in connection with the Guru ka Bagh agitation and was released on 14 March 1923. He suffered jail again in the Jaito morchd. He was set free on 26 January 1926 and, when fresh elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee took place, he was elected a member. Though he was reelected in 1930, he gradually withdrew himself from gurudwara politics to be able to give more time to the family`s business. Bhagat Jaswam Singh died in Ambala on 22 August 1967.
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