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CHET SINGH, BHAI (1891-1921), son of Bhai Javala Singh and Mai Ram Kaur, was born on 28 May 1891 at Bundala, in Amritsar district. In 1899 the family migrated westward to Chakk No. 64 Nihaleana, in the newly colonized Lyallpur district. Chet Singh studied up to the 5th standard in the village school. He grew up into a handsome, tall and fair complexioned young man interested in manly sports. He took the vows of the Khalsa in early manhood and participated in the liberation of Gurdwara BhaiJoga Singh at Peshawar (5 February 1921).

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