Gurbachan Singh Randhawa


Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (born 6 June 1939, in Punjab Nangli, Amritsar) is a former Indian athlete who won a gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games in decathlon. He participated in the 1960 and 1964 Olympics in 110 hurdles, high jump and decathlon. He finished fifth in the 110 hurdles at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics with a timing of 14.07 […]

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Kahn Singh Nabha


Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha (30 August 1861 – 24 November 1938) was a Punjabi Sikh lexicographer and encyclopedist. His most influential work, Mahan Kosh, inspired generations of scholars after him. He also played a role in the Singh Sabha movement. Kahn Singh Nabha Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Born 30 August 1861 Sabaz Banera, Patiala State Died 23 November 1938 (aged 77) Nabha, […]

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Nanak Singh


Nanak Singh (4 July 1897 – 28 December 1971), born Hans Raj, was a poet, songwriter and novelist in the Punjabi language. His writing in support of India’s independence movement led the British to arrest him. He published several novels which won him literary acclaim. Nanak Singh Born 4 July 1897 Chak Hamid in Jhelum district (now in Pakistan) Died […]

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Bhai Gurdas


Bhai Gurdas (Punjabi: ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ; 1551 – August 25, 1636) was an influential Sikh figure, writer, historian and preacher. He was the original scribe of Guru Granth Sahib and later served as the first Jathedar of Akal Takht. Bhai Sahib Bhai Gurdas ਭਾਈ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ 1st Jathedar of Akal Takht In office 1618–1636 Preceded by Position Established Succeeded by […]

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Baba Gurmukh Singh


Baba Gurmukh Singh (1888 – 13 March 1977) was a Ghadr revolutionary and a Sikh leader. Biography Singh was born in Lalton Khurd, in the Ludhiana district. He studied up to matriculation at a church Mission School of Ludhiana and was a school-mate of Kartar Singh Sarabha. He attempted to join the army, but he could not be enlisted due […]

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Navjot Singh Sidhu


Navjot Singh Sidhu (Punjabi: ਨਵਜੋਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਸਿੱਧੂ, born 20 October 1963) is a former Indian cricketer and a former Member of Parliament from Amritsar (Lok Sabha constituency) between 2004 and 2014. After retirement from cricket Navjot Singh Sidhu took up television commentary, TV shows, and politics. In 2006, he was convicted for homicide in a 1988 road rage incident, whereupon […]

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Baldev Singh


Baldev Singh (Punjabi: ਬਲਦੇਵ ਸਿਂਘ,Hindi: बलदेव सिंह) was an Indian Sikh political leader, he was an Indian independence movement leader and the first Defence Minister of India. Moreover, he represented the Punjabi Sikh community in the processes of negotiations that resulted in the independence of India, as well as the Partition of India in 1947. After independence, Baldev Singh was […]

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Bhai Parmanand


Parmanand (4 November 1876 – 8 December 1947) was an Indian nationalist Biography Parmanand was born into a prominent family of the Punjab, Mohyal Brahmins.His father, Tara Chand Mohyal, came from Kariala, Jhelum District and was an active religious missionary with the Arya Samaj movement. Following the British announcement of the partition of Bengal (1905), he demanded that ‘the territory […]

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Mohan Singh (general)


Mohan Singh (in Punjabi ਮੋਹਨ ਸਿਂਘ) (1909–1989) was an Indian military officer and member of the Indian Independence Movement best known for his role in organising and leading the First Indian National Army in South East Asia during World War II. Following Indian independence, Mohan Singh later served in public life as a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha […]

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Udham Singh


Udham Singh (26 December 1899 – 31 July 1940) was an Indian revolutionary best known for assassinating Sir Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in British India, on 13 March 1940. The assassination has been described as an avenging of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919. Singh is a well-known figure of the Indian independence movement. […]

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