Baba Deep Singhji

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Name: Baba Deep Singhji

Most Honoured Martyrs in Sikh History and Highly Religious Sikh

  • Baba Ji was born January 26, 1682, (14 Maagh Sunmat 1739) the son of Bhai Bhagata Ji and Mai Jeoni Ji, a Sikh couple living in Pahuvind, a village 40 km southwest of Amritsar.
  • Baba Ji’s parents were hard working jatt Sikh sandhu family.
  • He was named Deepa (light).
  • Baba ji was a great Sikh scholar who became a soldier and martyr for the defence of Sikhism.
  • Stayed at Anandpur Sahib where he spent about 8 years learning Gurmukhi from Bhai Mani Singh along with the art of horsemanship, archery as well as other arms training.
  • At the age of eighteen, he received Amrit from the Panj Pyare at Anandpur Sahib in the presence of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
  • Between 1705 and 1728 Baba Deep Singh and Bhai Mani Singh produced a number of hand written copies of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib for distribution among the Sikhs.
  • Baba Deep Singh became head “Granthi” at Damdama Sahib.
  • Fought in various wars – In about 1709, Baba Deep Singh Ji joined Banda Singh Bahadur to fight in the battle of Sirhind.
  • Baba Deep Singh was also a survivor of the Chotta Ghalughara (Small Holocaust) in 1755 when 10,000 Sikhs were killed.
  • On the outskirts of Amritsar, Baba ji and a group of heavily outnumbered Sikhs fought two fierce battles against a Mughal force of 20,000. I
  • n the second engagement Baba Deep Singh in the course of battle was beheaded, but having vowed to die in the precincts of the Golden Temple. He kept his promise by continuing after picking up his head and carrying it on his palm, whilst continuing to fight.
  • He then left for Sach Khand with his severed head resting on the parkarma of Harimander Sahib on 13 November 1757.

Profession/Designation Most Honoured Martyrs in Sikh History and Highly Religious Sikh
Location Amritsar,Punjab