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JIVAN SINGH KARSEVAVALE, BABA (1894-1974), one of the principal disciples of Sant Gurmukh Singh Karscvavale (1849-1947), was born to Fatch Singh and Khem Kaur, peasants of modest means residing in the village of Rahal Chahal, in Tarn Taran tahsil of Amritsar district in the Punjab. Born in 1894, Jivan Singh grew up into a sturdy young man, interested in wrestling and other rural sports, but never having the chance of going to school. At the age of eighteen, he married Bavi, renamed Kartar Kaur, daughter of Naudh Singh, of Kaleke. Up to the age of about 40 years, Jivan Singh tried Iris hand at various occupations, including farming and to ngadriving. He also took out a trip to Malaya to seek his fortune there.

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