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HARKISHAN SINGH, BAWA (1892-1978), educationist, lover of poetry and intellectual, was born at Dera Isma`il Khan on 26 July 1892, the son of Bawa Dasaundha Singh. After taking his Master`s degree in English literature from Forman Christian College, Lahore, in 1912, he joined the Khalsa College at Amritsar, as a lecturer in English. Later, he had a long spell at Khalsa College, Gujrariwala, where he remained Principal for many a long year. Bawa Harkishan Singh was among the pioneers of the Sikhs` Gurdwara Reform movement of the 1920`s. He attended the divan of the Khalsa Baradan in Jalliarivala Bagh, Amritsar, on 12 October 1920, and accompanied the group to the Harimandar and the Akal Takht, which event ushered in the movement for Panthic control of the Sikhs` sacred shrines.

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