Shaheed Bhai Gurnam Singh Gamma

Khalistan Commando Force


Bhai Gurnam Singh Gamma was born in the house of Sardar Jarnail Singh and from the womb of Mata Harbans Kaur in the Mahna Mallian near Sursingh, district Tarn Taran. Out of the six children Sardar Jarnail Singh had Bhai Gamma was the fourth eldest, eldest being Bibi Charan Kaur, Bibi Swaran Kaur, Bhai Satnam Singh, Bhai Gamma himself, Bibi Paramjit Kaur and the youngest Bhai Lakhwinder Singh. Bhai Gamma’s family were from a poor background that found a belonging in the Sikh faith (Mazbi Sikh). Even after struggling to make ends meet, Sardar Jarnail Singh bought up his children with unlimited love. Sardar Jarnail Singh did little bit of farming and mainly worked as a watchman. Bhai Gamma only studied 2/3 classes and due to family being poor, he started working as a labourer in farms. Bhai Gamma was an honest and hard-working individual, just like his father.


As a child Bhai Gamma had one friend that he could always count on, that was Bhai Jassa Singh Ghuk who also lived in the same village. Both of these Singhs would go to the local Gurdwara together and carry out selfless service daily. Bhai Gamma would also go to work with Bhai Jassa Singh Ghuk. During this time, the Sikh freedom movement was at its peak and Bhai Jassa Singh Ghuk saw the injustices upon Sikhs and decided to join his Jhujaru brothers on battlefield against the Indian government. Bhai Gamma was also witness to these injustices at the hands of the Indian government and he wouldn’t let his brother like friend fight alone for the establishment of Khalistan. Bhai Gamma also left his home and joined the Sikh struggle under the command of his Jhujaru brother, Bhai Jassa Singh Ghuk and both did Jhujaru actions under Khalistan Commando Force.


On 22nd July 1990, Bhai Gamma was returning to his village from Baba Budha Sahib on a motorcycle. Bhai Gamma was with another Jhujaru Singh, Bhai Bachittar Singh Chitta (Mahna Mallian). There was CRPF and Punjab police checkpoint at the border of Sohal and Thathi village. Bhai Gamma and Bhai Bachittar Singh were both armed and soon as they approached the checkpoint, both Jhujaru Singhs started firing at the Indian soldiers. After a fierce battle, in which 2 sons of Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj took on hundreds of Indian soldiers, the Indian security forces had heavy death toll and casualties, but Bhai Gurnam Singh Gamma and Bhai Bachittar Singh Chitta attained martyrdom fighting bravely. The bodies of these 2 Jhujaru brothers were given to their families, and their final Ardas were performed at Mahna Mallian Gurdwara.


Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Gurnam Singh Gamma