Shaheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal

Babbar Khalsa


Mein Attwadi Nahi,

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Te Shaheed Udham Singh Di Tra,

Mein Vi Apne Vattana Da Sipahi Ha.

Mein Vi Ohna De Bikhre Te Okhe Raha Te Hee,

Apni Manzil Di Telash Vich, Oho Jiha Hee,

Ik Rahi Ha.

Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal was born in 1966, in the house of Sardar Gurdeep Singh and from the womb of Mata Resham Kaur in the village of Rehana Jattan district Phagwara. Bhai Sahib was the youngest of 5 siblings, Bibi Paramjit Kaur, Bhai Harmail Singh, Bhai Bhupinder Singh and Bhai Tarsem Singh. Bhai Sahib studied up to 10th class at the Rehana Jattan village school. Bhai Sahib’s elder brother, Bhai Harmail Singh was amongst the close associates of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. After Bhai Sahib left home to joined the armed struggle for Khalistan, the Punjab police arrested Bhai Harmail Singh and killed in false encounter near Phagwara in 1987.

Bhai Sahib had joined Babbar Khalsa and started doing actions to install fear in the hearts of the Anti-Sikh elements. The Punjab police continuously started harassing Bhai Sahib’s family. In 1987, Bhai Sahib was arrested after a police tout informed the enemy that the son of Dhan Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj was carrying ammunition, Bhai Sahib spent 3 years in Sangrur jail. After being released Bhai Sahib tried to stay home but the Punjab police continued to harass and torture Bhai Sahib and family members.

At 10:30 on the night of 23rd September 1993, Bhai Sahib was surrounded by Indian security forces in the village of Kadodara, near Surat (Gujrat). Amongst the security forces the Punjab police officers were also present as they had been tracking Bhai Sahib. A fierce battle took place and when Bhai Sahib’s bullets had run out, he decided to sacrifice his life for Khalistan by taking capsules of cyanide. Like this Bhai Sahib attained martyrdom.

A press conference was held by KPS Gill after the martyrdom of Bhai Sahib. The following was said in the press conference. It was said that Bhai Sahib was wanted for his planning and involvement in the bomb blast that killed 8 people on 11th September 1993 in Delhi’s All India Youth Congress office, in which the president of AIYC Maninderjit Bitta survived little injuries. Bhai Sahib was said to be involved in more than 200 killings in the states of Punjab, Maharashtra and Gujrat. Bhai Sahib was the area commander of the Doaba area for Khalistan Liberation Force and Khalistan Tigers Force. The martyrdom of Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal will weaken the armed movement of Khalistan.

KPS Gill said that his force had received genuine information on Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal’s location in Surat, Gujrat. A police team was sent there to investigate. Bhai Sahib dies after taking capsule of cyanide. Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal was heavily active in Maharashtra and Gujrat as well as Punjab.

Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Kulwinder Singh Kewal

Ajit Newspaper – 24th September 1993, Saturday