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GURDWARA SHAHIDGANJ BABA GURBAKHSH SINGH, a small shrine standing in a narrow bazar behind the Akal Bunga, commemorates the saga of heroism of Baba Gurbakhsh Singh Nihang and his twenty-nine comrades who faced a Durrani horde in December 1764 and fell to the last man fighting in defence of the...
SURAIN SINGH, BHAI (1895-1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, came from Chakk No. 80 Nizampur Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura. He was the second of the six children of Bhai Ram Singh and Mai Hukam Kaur. He learnt Gurmukhi from the village priest and was initiated into the Khalsa Panth...
SUHELA, BHAI, a Rajput warrior in the retinue of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), fell a martyr in what is called the battle of Phagwara (1635). M.G.S.

SHERIFF, a Spaniard, who joined the Sikh army as an engineer in 1841 on a salary of Rs 300 per month. He had not been in service more than an year when he fell off his horse and died in Lahore.

RAKTAVIJA The Lord destroyed Jarasandha and Kalayavana. The Lord also killed Raktavija (Raktabija) and Kalanemi. (Gauri M. l, p. 224) Raktavija was a demon killed by Durga or Chandi. It is said about this Asura that each drop of his blood, as it fell on the ground produced a new...
MUL CHAND, son of Raghupat Rai Nijjhar. As the Guru`s nominee resident of Khem Karan in the present day Amritsar district of the Punjab, he was in attendance upon Guru Gobind Singh. According to Sarup Singh Kaushish, Guru ktdn Sdkhtdn, he fought valiantly in the battle of Nadaun (20 March...
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