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HAZARA SINGH, BHAI (1902-1921), one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, was born on 15 Poh 1958 Bk/27 December 1901, the son of Bhai Lal Singh and Mai Nand Kaur, farmers of Chakk No. 64 Bandala Nihaloana, in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) district, in western Pakistan. Hazara Singh was drawn into the Sikh movement for the reform of Gurdwara management, then raging in the Punjab. He joined Ac jalhd (corps of volunteers) of Bhai Lachhman Singh of Dharovali which, on 20 February 1921, met with a savage fate at the hands of the assassins hired for the purpose by the custodian of the Sikh shrine of Nankana Sahib.

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