Baba Deep Singh

About Deep Singh Shaheed.

Martyr Baba Deep Singh was from the village Pahuwind. Hw won many fights along with Banda Singh Bahadur, commonly called Banda Bahadur. He was leader of Shahid Missal (martyr's clan) and was a scholar. He and Bhai Mani Singh made copies of Granth Sahib.

In 1757 A.D., Ahmed Shah Abdali (Ahmed Shah Durran), attacked and looted Amritsar, destroyed Harimandir Sahib, the Golden Temple, and filled up its Sarovar - the holy tank.

Band Deep Singh, with five hundred companions set up to avenge this. By the time he reached Taran Tarn, 5000 people had joined him. Subedar (Governor) of Lahore announced Jihad against Sikhs, sent Jahan Khan with a cavalry of 2000, who was joined by Atai Khan with his force and guns. The two forced engaged near Loh Garh, Amritsar. And Sikhs advanced to Ramsar, close to Amritsar.

The neck of Baba Deep Singh got mortally wounded. A Sikh said to Baba Deep Singh Jee that he had said Ardas to fall at Harimandir Sahib, and that he had laid down there. Hearing this, Baba Deep Singh Ji supported his head with one hand and fighting, he reached Parkarma (walkway around) of Sri Harimandir Sahib, the Golden Temple and fell down there. At that place is memorial to Baba Deep Singh.

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