Sahibzada Jujhar Singhji

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Name: Sahibzada Jujhar Singhji

2nd Eldest Son of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji (1691 – 1704)

 

  • Baba Jujhar Singh was the second son of Guru Gobind Singh.
  • He was born in March 1689. He, too, had the same training as his elder brother.
  • Like Baba Ajit Singh, he accompanied the Guru to Chamkaur.
  • Baba Jujhar Singh had also watched his elder brother fighting with the enemy. He had seen him fall.
  • At once he stood before his father with folded hands. He made the same request as his elder brother had done. ‘Permit me, dear father,’ said he, ‘to go where my brother has gone. Don’t say that I am too young. I am your son. I am Singh or Lion of yours. I shall prove worthy of you. I shall die fighting, with my face towards the enmy, with God and the Guru on my lips and in my heart.’
  • Baba Jujhar Singh was then less than sixteen years of age. The Guru was pleased to hear what he had said. He embraced him. He gave him a sword and a shield. On his turban he planted a small crest, such as bridegrooms wear. ‘Go my son,’ said he, ‘and wed life-giving death. We have been here for a while. Now we shall return to our real home. Go and wait for me there. Your grandfather and elder brother are already waiting for you.’
  • The lad of less than sixteen, thus armed, went out with five Sikhs. He fought as bravely and fearlessly as his elder brother had done. Many a mighty warrior fell before the child-warrior. But the odds were too heavily loaded against him. He was overpowered. He died fighting to the last. The Guru was watching all this When he saw his son fall, he thanked God that his son had proved a worthy saint-warrior, and achieved martyrdom and life everlasting.

Profession/Designation 2nd Eldest Son of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji (1691 – 1704)
Location Anandpursahib, India
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