Shaheed Bhai Davinder Singh ‘Baba’

Bhindranwale Tigers Force

A movement started by Sant Ji to make new history within the panth and the world, where many Sikhs contributed by giving their lives for the panth. In the same way Bhai Davinder Singh Baba contributed to the movement and adding his name to the long list of fallen soldiers.

Bhai Sahib was born in Hoshiarpur village Singhpur Chambaywal, and went to a school in Mufli Vidiya. Bhai Sahib took his studies further by attending a college in Maahilpur, where he was a top football player. In 1984 Indian Govt attacked Harimandir Sahib, which had an effect on many Sikhs around the globe. Bhai Sahib took amrit from the Panj Pyare and joined the Jujharoos and started doing sewa within the movement.

Bhai Mahinder Singh Pali Laksian, Bhai Satbachan Singh Sakruli and Bhai Amarjeet Singh Jeeta were always with Bhai Sahib and did sewa together. Bhai Sahib always spoke with love and always stayed humble. First Bhai Sahib joined All India Sikh Student Federation and started doing sewa. Bhai Sahib was arrested many times but always released.

Bhai Davinder Singh was a master of high and pure thinking. Bhai Sahib was arrested and harassed regularly, which made Bhai Sahib get more active and involved in the Sikh freedom movement. The first sewa that Bhai Sahib did after becoming more active was punishing Com. Darshan Singh Canadian, which was a great success for the movement and shook the Centre Sarkar of India. After this mission the police was hunting down Bhai Sahib, but Bhai Sahib always got away and out of the traps that the police had laid for him. When Bhai Jaswinder Singh Lalli, Bhai Mahinder Singh, Bhai Charanjit Singh Herian and many singhs of Lalli group were killed in police fake encounters, Bhai Sahib started recruiting more singhs to join the movement. After some time Bhai Sahib met Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Sangha of Bindranwale Tiger Force B.T.F, there Bhai Sahib joined the B.T.F with Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Sangha and together they started punishing more enemies of the panth.

Bhai Sahib was much respected by the Jujharoos singhs because of his sweet talk, humbleness, bani and strength. One day the police had surrounded the village from all corners where Bhai Sahib was staying at, and had arrested Bhai Sahib and found storage of weapons. The police blindly tortured Bhai Sahib along with Bhai Sahibs family, but the son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji never gave in and kept on reciting bani and also gave no information which may have led to other singhs being arrested. Hoshiarpur, Maahilpur and Phagwara police cut Bhai Sahibs legs and put salt in the wounds and still Bhai Sahib never gave into torture. The police then sent Bhai Sahib to Kapurthala jail. Bhai Sahib was in jail when Bhai Satbachan Singh Sakruli had one of the greatest encounters with the police in Muna Kalan near Hoshiarpur where Bhai Satbachan Singh Sakruli attained shaheedi. After spending time in jail Bhai Sahib was released on bail. After the bail Bhai Sahib went to Germany. Bhai Ranjit Singh Behla was made area commander of Hoshiarpur after Bhai Davinder Singh Baba went Germany, after a short while Bhai Ranjit Singh Behla also attained shaheedi. Then Bhai Ranjit Singh Hapi was made area commander of Hoshiarpur, after punishing many panthic enemies Bhai Ranjit Singh Hapi was made deputy General of B.T.F.

While in Europe Bhai Sahib made sangat aware of the injustice and torture the Sikhs were suffering from the hands of the Indian Govt. Bhai Sahib started recruiting more singhs to join the movement. The European sangat respected Bhai Sahib for his sewa and bani, and respectfully named him ‘Baba’.

After hearing the injustice towards Sikhs had got worse in India, Bhai Sahib left Germany to join and become active once again within the Sikh freedom movement in India and enter the battlefield. The sewa of transporting weapons was given to Bhai sahib, supplying the Jujharoos of Dr. Sohan Singhs Panthic Committee with weapons. Bhai Sahib drowned many enemies of the panth, and punished many police officers that tortured innocent Sikhs. Bhai Sahib always protected the poor. Centre Sarkar, HKL Bhagat along with people responsible for the Delhi massacre and many more were on the hit list of Bhai Sahib.

One day Bhai Ranjit Singh Hapi attained shaheedi along with his wife in an encounter with the police; there the police got Bhai Sahibs address. Soon after the encounter the police had surrounded the city called Merhit, where the police believed Bhai Sahib was staying at. When Bhai Sahib realized that he was surrounded and couldn’t make it out of the trap the police had laid for him, he took a Sy-Nyde capsule and gave his life up for the panth, rather than being killed by the enemy. The police took Bhai Sahibs shaheedi as a major success. The police had linked Bhai Sahib to be the main man of many jathebandis, K.LF, K.C.F and B.T.F. When the Sikhs across the world got the news of Bhai Sahibs shaheedi, they were upset that the panth had lost a true Saint Soldier. By Bhai Sahib giving shaheedi he assured the Indian Sikh sangat that the foreign Sikhs also cared about the injustice on Sikhs in India and will give shaheedi if need be. Bhai Sahib added his name to the long list of shaheeds, and in coming time the dhadis will singh vaaran of such panthic warriors.

Awaze Quam – 24-30thSeptember 1992