Losing his three wedded wives successively, he lost interest in worldly affairs and turned to religious pursuit instead. He participated in the liberation of Sri Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran, and in that of Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh at Peshawar. Finally, he fell a martyr in the firing upon the pilgrims to Gurdwara Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahib, who were showered with bullets by the opponents of reform as they entered the premises to offer their prayers on the morning of 20 Feburary 1921.
1. Shamsher, Gurbakhsh Singh, Shahidi Jivan. Nankana Sahib, 1938