CHARAN SINGH. BHAI (d. 1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, was the son of Bhai Gokal Singh and Mai Lachhman Kaur of Diriga village, in Gujrat district. He lost his mother during infancy. His old grandmother looked after him for about five years and was then sent to
CHUHARVAL, village 11 km west of Chamkaur Sahib (30Â° 53`N, 76Â° 25`E), has a gurdwara called Jhar Sahib, dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh, who quitting Chamkaur on the night of 7 December 1705, reached this spot. In a cluster of thorny bushes (Jhar) here, he relaxed for awhile before
GUAL DAS, BHAI, son of Chhote Mall and grandson of Bhai Paira, belonged to the family of Chhibbar Brahmans, originally of the village of Kariala, Jehlum district, now in Pakistan, who served successive Gurus from Guru Arjan (1563-1606) onwards. According to Bhatt Vahi records, he accompanied Guru Tegh Bahadur
JAVEHAR MALI., BHAI, was a masand at Varanasi during the time of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Some of the Guru\'s hukamndmds or edicts issued to sangats of Banaras (Varanasi) and still preserved in Gurdwara Bari Sarigat, Varanasi, addressed him variously as Javehar Mall, Javehar Das or simply as Javehari. While
KALIANA, BHAI (d. 1621), a Bindrao Khatri, was a leading Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. He received initiation at the hands of the Guru, who instructed him to practise the Word and to devote himself to the service of others (See MAM CHAND HANDA, BHAi). Bhai Kaliana
KOTHA SINGH, BHAI (d. 1705). also known as Katha Singh, was one of the martyrs of Chamkaur Sahib battle fought on 7 December 1705.
NIHALA, BHAI, a Sabharval Khatri of Patna, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. He was, besides being an eloquent expounder of gurbdnt, a brave soldier. He had fallen fighting in the battle of Amritsar in 1629. The name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 31
SANDHVAN, a small village 4 km northwest of KotKapura (30Â° 45`N, 74Â° 49 E) in Faridkot district of the Punjab. Giani Zail Singh, the first Sikh President of the Republic of India came of this village. He held office from 1982-1987. On the railway station, the village has since
SOHAN CHAND, son of Mat Das, a Panvar Rajput, was a warrior Sikh of the time of Guru Gobind Singh. According to Sarup Singh Kaushish, Guru kian Sakhian, he fell fighting valiantly in the battle of Nadaun (20 March 1691).
SURAT SINGH, a warrior Sikh of the time of Guru Gobind Singh who, according to Samp Singh Kaushish, Guru kian Sakhian, fell fighting valiantly in the battle of Nirmohgarh (7 October 1700).
AJAB SINGH (d. 1705). son of Bhai Mani Ram, a Rajput Sikh of `Alipur in Multan district, now in Pakistan, came to Anandpur with his father and four brothers, and received the rites of initiation at the inauguration of the Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh on the Baisakhi day
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