Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Ji – 1978 Shaheed


Shaheed Bhai Avtar Singh Ji was born in the year 1912 in the Kurala village of Hoshiarpur. His parents were Dhan Kaur and Bhagwan Singh. In his childhood he got education from Moolak Kula primary school. His father was an army person. Because of his father braver, a land in Pakistan was awarded him and all his family moved there. Then he started his studies there. Later on he got married to Bibi Gurbachan Kaur. He started agriculture work there until Pakistan was formed in 1947. After 1947, He returned back to Kurala that was his old village. He started farming there also.

1.Inspired by Bhai Rndhir Singh and Took Amrit Pahul

He met with Bhai Harnam Singh and Bhai Pritam Singh who were from Dasuha. In their sangat, Bhai Avtar Singh Ji started reading inspirational books of Bhai Randhir Singh.Then later on, he felt a strong urge to live a Gursikh life and to take Amrit. He also started attending Gurmat Smagams around Dasuha and Talwara with other Sikhs. He also went to Model Town Ludhiana to meet Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh.

2. He become ideal for all other families

On the day of vaisakhi in the year 1961,Bhai Avtar Singh and his wife finally took Amrit in ludhiana. He changed his uniform as Khalsa uniform (Bana). Bhai Avtar Singh also took up the strict eating Rehat in Sarbloh (iron utensils). All this he carried on until his death. Many other families were influenced by his Sikh Rehat-Rehni and many were inspired to take Amrit.

3.Attended various smagams and kirtani jathas

Bhai Avtar Singh started visiting all the places where the Akhand Kirtani Jatha Smagams were held. He just wants to enjoy the Kirtan and Naam-Bani. In the year 1969 an Akhand Kirtani Jatha organized a Yatra to Hazoor Sahib and Patna Sahib by buses. The Kirtan was performed in the whole route and in Gurdwaras also. Bhai Avtar Singh also took part in that Yatra and in the whole way he doing Sewa of the Panj Pyare and sadh sangat.

4.He left his house

He was such dedication to do Bhagti that he left his family house and started living in a hut in his farms. He always woke up at 12.00 o clock in the night and started naam kirtan until day light. He also performed Guru Granth Sahib’s parkash there.

5.Dedicate to Sikhism

He started doing arrangement for Sikh sangat to go to the Vaisakhi Smagam at Amritsar. He left his family and ask them to always follow a Gursikh life because he will never come there. He then stayed at the Khalsa farm in Gurdaspur. He started  Sikhi Parchar in various villages along with other jathas. He arrived at the Vaisakhi Smagam at Amritsar and become the first person to give Shaheedi. An eyewitness said that when a Nirankari’s bullet stuck him he fell on the floor. But he quickly sat and started doing Nam-Abyass loudly. Then he went into a deep meditative state.The Nirankaris smashed lathis on his bare head. Bhai Sahib remained sitting there motionless until his last breath.

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