He was about forty years old when the Jaito morcha (agitation) was launched by the Akalis with the twin objects of the restoration of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh of Nabha, who had earlier been forced to abdicate by the British, and to protest against the violation of the sanctity of Gurdwara Gangsar at Jaito by the state police. When the first shahidi jatha, martyrs' column, on its way from Sri Akal Takht Amritsar to Jaito camped at Rode, Bhai Magh Singh joined it, and fell to a shot by police on 21 February 1924.
1. Josh, Sohan Singh, Akali Morchian da Itihas. Delhi, 1972
2. Pratap Singh, Giani, Gurdwara Sudhar arthat Akali Lahir. Amritsar, 1975