Shaheed Bhai Panjab Singh Khalsa

Khalistan Liberation Force


Bhai Panjab Singh Khalsa, also known as Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Lakha and as Giani Ji, was born in the district of Ludhiana, Jagraon, in village of Sibian. Bhai Sahib’s father was Sardar Telu Singh and mother was Mata Dhan Kaur. Bhai Sahib had 4 brothers. Bhai Sahib had a very sociable personality ever since he was very young. Bhai Sahib has passed 5th class in the local village school. After completing his studies, Bhai Sahib started doing work around the house. Bhai Sahib was a very hardworking person. At the age of 20 years, Bhai Sahib got married to Bibi Charanjeet Kaur, who was from Malan village, from which Bhai Sahib had 2 sons.


After the attacks on Sri Harmandir Sahib and another 37 surrounding Gurdwaras by the Indian army at the command of Indira Gandhi, Bhai Sahib felt the pain and started coming back to Sikhi. Bhai Sahib was blessed with the gift of Amrit from the Panj Pyare and soon after started to think more deeply of the issues that were faced by the Sikhs. At Amritvela, Bhai Sahib started going to local village Gurughar regularly. One day in 1985, Bhai Sahib left home for Sri Harmandir Sahib without telling his family. Bhai Sahib started doing Sewa at the Chatiwind Gurdwara Sahib which was built in memory of Shaheeds. After this Bhai Sahib never returned home.


During Operation Black Thunder in April 1986, the police of Barnala had arrested Bhai Sahib. After doing their inquiry, the police released Bhai Sahib on bail. Bhai Sahib went back to Ludhiana, to village Sangowal and started doing Sewa with the Giani (Sikh preacher) of the local gurdwara. Here Bhai Sahib met the fearless Jhujaru Singhs, for example Bhai Jarnail Singh Ghawaddi. Bhai Sahib and Bhai Jarnail Singh started carrying out Jhujaru actions for the Sikh Struggle anonymously. Bhai Sahib soon became a close friend of the Chief General of Khalistan Liberation Force, Jathedar Gurjant Singh Budhsinghwala. Bhai Sahib along with Bhai Jagroop Singh Kalakh, Bhai Manohar Singh Dhira, Bhai Gurdeep Singh Vakeel, Bhai Bakhtawar Singh of Bathinda, Bhai Hari Singh Khalsa, Bhai Amar Singh Mann Moga, Bhai Kulwant Singh Khukrana and other Jhujaru Singhs all participated in fighting for Sikh freedom against the Indian government together.


Bhai Panjab Singh Khalsa was a Nitnemi Singh, who never missed his daily prayers and was very loved by all the Jhujaru Singhs of the Jhujaru group. Bhai Sahib used to talk with a lot of humbleness and love. Bhai Sahib always used to stay in high spirits and was always in a positive mood. In the end, the day came that all Jhujaru Singhs wait for, the day of martyrdom. Bhai Sahib alongside Bhai Avtar Singh Tari of village Toor Banjara, attained martyrdom together on 2nd September 1991.


Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Panjab Singh Khalsa