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DHERA SINGH, BHAI (1890-1921), was born on 29 August 1890, the son of Bhai Jaimal Singh and Mai Jivan Kaur, a peasant couple of Pandori NiJjarari, in Jalandhar district. On the opening of the Lower Chenab Canal Colony in West Punjab, the family settled in Chakk No. 91 Dhannuana in Lyallpur district. Dhera Singh, though illiterate, was an anointed Singh. He never married and led a simple life of honest hard labour until his martyrdom as a member of the jatha that was massacred in the walled compound of Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib on the morning of 20 February 1921. See NANKANA SAHIB MASSACRE

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