Punjab

Labh Singh

Sukhdev Singh (1952 – 12 July 1988), best known as Labh Singh and also known as Sukha Sipahi and General Labh Singh, was a former Punjab police officer who took command of the Khalistan Commando Force after its first leader, Manbir Singh Chaheru, was arrested in 1986. He was an associate of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and fought against the Indian Army […]

Lal Chand Yamla Jatt

Lal Chand Yamla Jatt (Punjabi: ਲਾਲ ਚੰਦ ਯਮਲਾ ਜੱਟ), best known simply as Yamla Jatt, was a noted folk singer from Punjab. His trademark was his soft strumming of the tumbi and his turban tying style known traditionally as “Turla”. Many consider him to be the pinnacle of the Punjabi music and an artist who arguably laid the foundation of […]

Wg. Cmdr. Harcharan Singh Mangat

Wg. Cdr Harcharan Singh Mangat was commanding the No.32 “Tiger Sharks” Squadron based at Amritsar, flying the Sukhoi-7 fighter bomber. He flew a number of interdiction and close support missions and also many photographic reconnaissance sorties, without fighter escort, deep into enemy territory. The information brought by him from the reconnaissance sorties was of great value to the Army, and […]

Hari Singh Dhillon

Maharaja Hari Singh Dhillon (died 1764), was a Dhillon Jat and a renowned royal Sikh warriors of the 18th century, who succeeded the Bhangi Misl from Bhuma Singh Dhillon. As a legendary King He was Maharaja of Amritsar, Lahore and large areas of central and western Panjab. He was the nephew of Bhuma Singh Dhillon, a famous Sikh soldier. They […]

Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

Brigadier Kuldip Singh MVC, VSM (born 22 November 1940) is a retired officer in the Indian Army. He is known for his heroic leadership in the famous Battle of Longewala, for which he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra by the Government of India. Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri MVC, VSM Born 22 November 1940 (age 76) Montgomery, Punjab, British India, now in Pakistan […]

Randhawa (wrestler)

Sardara Singh Randhawa (Hindi: सरदारा सिंह रंधावा) popularly known as Randhawa was an Indian wrestler and actor. He was the younger brother of legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh and brother-in-law of actress Mumtaz. Randhawa Born Saradara Singh Randhawa 1933 Amritsar, Punjab, British India Died 21 October 2013 (aged 79–80) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Nationality Indian Occupation Wrestler, Actor Years active 1952–1988 (wrestler) […]

Tiger Joginder Singh

Tiger Joginder Singh (born 1919) was an Indian professional wrestler. He was the first All Asia Tag Team Champion along with King Kong. He was one of the top professional wrestler of India at that time. Tiger Joginder Birth name Joginder Singh Born 1919 Punjab Province, British India Died 1 August 1990 (aged 70–71) Professional wrestling career Ring name(s) Tiger Joginder / […]

H. S. Bedi (entrepreneur)

H. S. Bedi is a former Indian colonel and current businessman. He is Chairman and Managing Director of Tulip Telecom Limited. Lt Col H S Bedi Born September 20, 1952 (age 64) Delhi, India Residence Delhi, India Occupation Chairman and Managing Director of Tulip Telecom Limited Corporate Profile Lt Col H S Bedi served the Indian Army for about 22 years. […]

Malvinder Mohan Singh

Malvinder Mohan Singh is an Indian businessman with the Fortis health care , Ranbaxy and Religare business. He is a former chairman and CEO of Ranbaxy Laboratories, an Indian unit of Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo, who resigned in 2009 after Ranbaxy posted losses and after Daiichi Sankyo decided to get more actively involved in the newly acquired Indian unit. Malvinder Mohan […]

Ajit Pal Singh

Ajit Pal Singh (also spelled Ajitpal Singh, born 1 April 1947) was an Indian professional field hockey player from Sansarpur, Punjab. He was the captain of the Indian hockey team. He was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1970, and awarded it in 1972. He played at centre half position. He was captain of the Indian team at the Hockey World […]

Rajinder Singh Rahelu

Rajinder Singh Rahelu (born 22 July 1973) is an Indian Paralympic powerlifter. He won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in the 56 kg category. He represented India at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, finishing fifth in the final standings. Arjuna Award recipient, Rahelu, represented India at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom; he failed in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Kartar Singh Sarabha

Kartar Singh Sarabha 24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915) was an Indian Sikh revolutionary who was amongst the most famous accused in the Lahore conspiracy trial. A leading luminary of the Ghadar Party, Kartar Singh was executed at Lahore in November 1915 for his role in the Ghadar Conspiracy in February 1915. Kartar Singh Sarabha Kartar Singh Sarabha, while […]

Guinness World Records- World’s Largest Turban- Avtar Singh Mauni

Meet Avtar Singh Mauni, a 60-year-old devout Sikh preacher from Punjab, India and proud owner of what may soon be declared by Guinness World Records to be the World’s Largest Turban. His awesome, multi-colored turban weighs 100 pounds and measures over 2,100 feet (645 meters) long when completely unraveled. The fabric itself weighs 66 pounds, while the decorative ornaments make […]

Guinness Book of Records Awarded-Harwinder Singh Gill

Miniature Sikh Shastars(Weapons) Who did this : Harwinder Singh Gill Record Place : Punjab, India When it done: As on 19th November, 2013 Record Registration Date: 19th November, 2013   Harwinder Singh Gill (born on 10 August, 1972) from Punjab, India has created “Miniature Sikh Shastars”. He made small replicas of weapons related to Sikhism. It includes swords, bow and arrow, […]

Baba Gurdit Singh

Baba Gurdit Singh (25 August 1860 – 24 July 1954) was the central figure in the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, one of several incidents in the history of early 20th century involving exclusion laws in both Canada and the United States designed to keep out immigrants of only Asian origin. Singh was born in 1860 at Sarhali, in Amritsar […]

Satnam Singh Bhamara

Satnam Singh Bhamara (born December 10, 1995) is an Indian professional basketball player for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He became the first player from India to be drafted into the NBA when the Dallas Mavericks chose him with the 52nd overall pick in the 2015 draft. At 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) and 290 lb (132 kg),Singh plays […]

Sahib Singh

Professor Sahib Singh (Punjabi: ਪ੍ਰੋ. ਸਾਹਿਬ ਸਿੰਘ, Hindi: प्रोफ़ेसर साहिब सिंह; 16 February 1892 – 29 October 1977) was a Sikh academic who made a contribution to Sikh literature. He was a grammarian, author, scholar and theologian. He was born in a Hindu family to father Hiranand and was named Natthu Ram. Sahib Singh, Professor Born 16 February 1892 Died […]

Deep Saini

Hargurdeep Saini (Punjabi ਹਰਗੁਣਦੀਪ ਸੈਣੀ), also known as Deep Saini, is a scientist and current Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra. He was previously a vice-president of University of Toronto and dean of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. An alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana, and later the University of Adelaide, […]

Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil (Punjabi: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਸ਼ੇਰਗਿੱਲ; 30 January 1913– 5 December 1941) was an eminent Indian painter, sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo. Born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian-Jewish mother, she is today considered an important woman painter of 20th-century India, whose legacy stands on a par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance.She is also the “most […]

Kamaljeet Sandhu

Kamaljeet Sandhu is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Asian Games in 400 m race.She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman to win gold medal at any Asian games. She hails from Punjab state in India. She received Padma Shri award in 1971. . She participated in the Women’s […]

Dara Singh

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an Indian professional wrestler, actor and politician. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer, and he acted in films and television. Dara Singh Singh at Pran’s […]

Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam  listen (help·info) (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she […]

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh (IPA: [pə̀ɡət̪ sɪ́ŋɡ] ( listen) 1907 – 23 March 1931) was an Indian revolutionary socialist who was influential in the Indian independence movement. Born into a Jat Sikh family which had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj, he studied European revolutionary movements as a teenager and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies. He worked with several […]

Gurdas Maan

Gurdas Maan (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦਾਸ ਮਾਨ ; born on 4 January 1957 in Punjab) is a Punjabi singer, songwriter, choreographer, and actor. He is considered one of the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music. He was born in Giddarbaha village of Punjab and gained national attention in 1980 with the song “Dil Da Mamla Hai.” Since then, he has […]

Milkha Singh

Milkha Singh (born between 1929 and 1935), also known as The Flying Sikh, is a former Indian track and field sprinter who was introduced to the sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the only Indian athlete to win an individual athletics gold medal at a Commonwealth Games until Krishna Poonia won the discus gold medal at the 2010 […]

Promising life after Death – 8 Sikhs started body organ donation campaign

Mohali, Punjab: It is not easy to look at one’s death with a positive attitude. Tougher still, to actually do something good before departing from this world. But these eight residents of SAS Nagar, all full of life, are living with such a passion, only to die for a cause far greater than their lives. Inspired by Olympian Ajmer Singh, […]