Shaheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh alias Garja Singh

Babbar Khalsa


Bhai Kulwinder Singh was in year 1962, in the house of Sardar Sewa Singh and from the blessed womb of Mata Mel Kaur in the village of Budhobarkat, near Dasuya, district Hoshiarpur. Bhai Sahib was the second eldest of 3 brothers, eldest being Bhai Darshan Singh, then Bhai Sahib himself and the youngest was Bhai Arjun Singh. Bhai Garja Singh Belonged to a very religious Sikh Family, most of the family members were Amritdhari. As a token of dowry, Mata Mel Kaur bought a Saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj to her husband’s house when they got married. Such happenings were a witness to how much love and respect this family had for Sikhi from day one.


During the Dharam Yudh Morcha, Bhai Sahib’s family gave their voluntary arrest to the Punjab police multiple times. Bhai Sahib and his younger brother, Bhai Arjun Singh, and Bhai Darshan Singh would all give their arrest together. Bhai Sahib was very close to the Nihang Singhs of Tarna Dal and would send a lot of his time doing Sewa at Baba Bakala. Bhai Sahib always wore the Nihang attire, and was always seen reciting Gurbani from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Ji and also Sri Sarbloh Granth Sahib Ji.


After the attack on Sri Harimandir Sahib in June 1984, Bhai Sahib joined the Jhujaru Singhs of Babbar Khalsa and started doing Jhujaru actions in secret while living at home. The Punjab police found out about Bhai Sahib’s involvement in the Sikh freedom movement and started raiding the family house to capture him, but fortunately Bhai Garja Singh was never home. This was a sign for Bhai Sahib to leave home and join his Jhujaru brothers with his full concentration. Bhai Sahib was very close to his Jhujaru brother, Bhai Mohinder Singh Haneri, with whom he had carried out many Jhujaru actions and punished many killers of the Sikhs.


Then in the end, on 11th March 1992, Bhai Sahib along with his Jhujaru brother, Bhai Mohinder Singh Haneri and Bhai Balbir Singh Bira Chahal were resting in the village of Masanian, which is near Batala. The police got this information and quickly rushed to the scene to capture these Jhujaru Singhs. When the Jhujaru Singhs found out they had been surrounded by the Indian security forces, they began a battle to escape or to attain martyrdom like a lion. After a lengthy battle with the Indian security forces, all three sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj attained martyrdom and had their names written in Sikh history with golden ink.


Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh alias Garja Singh