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SANTOKH SINGH, BHAI (1893-1927), a Ghadr leader, was born in Singapore in 1893, where his father, Javala Singh, of the village of Dhardeo (Amritsar district), was employed as a gunner in the army. Santokh Singh had his early education in a school in Singapore and learnt Punjabi (Gumukhi script) at home from his father. For higher education he came to the Punjab and joined the Khalsa College at Amritsar, from where he passed the Entrance examination in 1910. He gave up his studies and went to the United Stated of America in 1912 where he came in contact with Sant Vasakha Singh and Bhai Javala Singh, who were owners of potato ranches and were working for the freedom of India.

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