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VADHAVA-SINGH, BHAl

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VADHAVA SINGH, BHAl (d. 1924), son of Bhai Jhanda Singh, Gill Jatt, and Mat Dharam Kaur of village Gharik. He was the only son of his parents. He never married. He was illiterate, and had strong religious inclinations. At the age of 40, he took the vows of the Khalsa at the hands of Sant Giani Sundar Singh Bhindrarivale. He joined, the shahidi jatha (band of volunteers vowed to doordie) of Akali volunteers marching to Jaito.

Reaching Jaito on the morning of 21 February 1924, the jatha was subjected to rifle and machine gun fire. A bullet hit Vadhava Singh in the chest and he died almost instantaneously. His dead body was taken possession of by the Nabha state police and disposed of in a mass cremation of the victims of the massacre.

References :

1. Pratap Singh, Giani, Gurdwara Sudhar arthat Akali Lahir. Amritsar, 1975
2. Josli, Sohan Singh, Akali Morchian da Itihas. Delhi, 1972

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