Shaheed Giani Hari Singh Ji – 1978 Shaheed

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Shaheed Giani Hari Singh Ji was born on 17th june 1923 in the Jandawale village of in Gujrat. On his birth day, the Amritsar kaar sewa has been started.His parents name was Mata Bhag Kaur and Giani Gurcharan Singh. His father ran his own business in Amritsar.

1.Early Life
He started his secondary education in Guru Ramdas Khalsa High School Amritsar. At the age of eleven he took Amrit. His father was a very devoted Gursikh.He always travel with Baba Prem Singh to do Gurbani Parchar.He also took part in the Amrit Sinchars Sewa for 5 years. Bhai Hari Singh learnt to read Gurbani from his father. He started doing nitnem and also start daily recite Sukhmani Sahib and Shabads from guru granth Ji that he had memorised.

2.From a religious family
His father took part in the Guru Keh Baag and Punjabi Suba Morchas and spent two and a half years in Borstal jail. After seeing his father doing this Kurbani for Panthic causes he also served seven months before being released during the 1955 and 1960 Punjabi Suba Morchas. He always told his family members to work honestly and accumulate the true of wealth of Naam and was a highly spiritual Naam-Abyassi Gursikh. He faced many difficulties in his life, but never wavered from his faith in Sikhi.Whenever he heard news about any Kirtan Smagam he would always try to go there. He was very sweet talking and never had anything bad to say about anyone and respected elders and youngsters alike. He was always happy to do the Darshan of Gursikhs and to do their Sewa.

3.Shaheed On the day of Vaisakhi
Bhai Hari Singh went to listen to Kirtan at the Akhand Kirtani Jatha’s yearly Vaisakhi Smagam on Vaisakhi 13th April 1978 in Ajit Naggar, Amritsar. Here, news was received about the Nirankaris shouting slogans against the Guru Granth Sahib Ji and the Gursikhs decided to launch a peaceful protest.They all started walking towards the Nirankari gathering including Bhai Hari Singh and his young son Bhai Nonihal Singh. When the Gursikhs were about three hundred yards from the gathering the police stopped them. Soon afterwards, the Nirankaris, who were armed with swords, axes, guns and spears, attacked them. Bhai Hari Singh was Shaheed and his son was badly injured.

4.Funeral took place on the 15th April
Shaheed Bhai Hari Singh Ji’s funeral took place on the 15th April 1978 along with the other twelve Shaheeds according to the Gurmaryada on the ground in front of Ramsar Sahib. He was the eldest of his brothers and leaves behind his wife, three sons and one daughter.

5.Wife was honoured by Akal Takhat
During a Panthic gathering at Sri Akal Takht Sahib on 23rd April 1978, Shaheed Bhai Hari Singh Ji’s wife was honoured by the Akal Takht and gave the message to the Panth:“My husband has given his life for Guru Ji and my three sons are also ready to give their lives whenever the Panth needs them.”

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