Shaheed Bhai Satinder Singh Lucky

Khalistan Commando Force

Bhai Satinder Singh Lucky was born in April 1957, in the house of Sardar Ajmer Singh in the village of Sarabha. Bhai Sahib studied at Senior Higher Secondary School Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha. From start Bhai Sahib and family were closely linked to the local Gurudwara. Bhai Sahib’s Baba Ji, Dr Major Kapur Singh did a great deal of Nishkam Sewa within the village after retiring from the army, for example holding free medical camps, teaching sangeet and kirtan at Gurudwaras and holding such competitions for children and the youth. Dr Major Kapur Singh also held shaheedi smagams in memory of Shaheed Sardar Kartar Singh Sarabha and for these reasons, Dr Major Kapur Singh was a great role model to Bhai Sahib. Bhai Sahib was a Nitnemi Singh and never had a day where Bhai Sahib did not do his Nitnem. Bhai Sahib held a great interest in sports and was awesome player in the game of football. From 11th November to 15th November, a sports tournament would take place, in which many local youths would take part and on 16th November, the salana barsi of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, at these events Bhai Sahib was given the role sports secretary. After finishing his studies, Bhai Sahib joined the army, even here Bhai Sahib took part in sports but Bhai Sahib did not feel right in the Indian army and wanted to do sewa for the Sikh panth.

In 1982, Bhai Sahib left the army and returned home. Bhai Sahib’s singhni gave birth to Bhai Sahib’s son and a daughter, even his singhni was into Sikh maryada and told the children stories of Sikh history. Bhai Sahib and his family always helped the needy, following the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr Major Kapur Singh. Bhai Sahib opened a pharmacy and he felt good helping families. A while later, Bhai Sahib closed the pharmacy and went to Delhi where Bhai Sahib met the Lt. General of Khalistan Commando Force(Panjwar Group), Bhai Kuljeet Singh Moga alias Bhai Chamkaur Singh Dhala. Singhs such as Bhai Harkewal Singh, Bhai Harbans Singh Biji, Bhai Kuldeep Singh Keep, Bhai Gurdeep Singh and Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Pappu were all from the village of Sarabha and had already been doing sewa within the Sikh Freedom Movement. Soon Bhai Sahib started doing sewa in secret within the Sikh struggle.

In 1992, a robbery took place at the State Bank in Sarabha, but a traitor named Bhai Sahib to the police as the main man responsible for this robbery and Bhai Harkewal Singh was also named. Upon getting this news the Punjab police raided Bhai Sahib’s house, but Bhai Sahib was not at home. From this day, Bhai Sahib stepped into the battlefield alongside Bhai Harkewal Singh and Bhai Kuljeet Singh Moga, Bhai Sahib never returned home. Bhai Sahib was doing actions under the Khalistan Commando Force Panjwar Group. Bhai Sahib’s brother had a transporter business in Calcutta, even he tried to call Bhai Sahib to Calcutta but Bhai Sahib wanted to continue to do sewa in Punjab. Bhai Sahib and Bhai Kuljeet Singh Moga did an action in which SHO Darshan and his gunman were seriously injured. The Punjab police would regularly harass Bhai Sahib’s family, then Bhai Sahib and Bhai Harkewal Singh went to Calcutta, but a police informant had passed this information to the police there. For almost a month, the Calcutta police were looking for Bhai Sahib, but then the police were given accurate information of Bhai Sahib. On 1st July 1993, the police surrounded Bhai Sahib and Bhai Harkewal Singh and an encounter started. Bhai Harkewal Singh had attained shaheedi in the encounter but Bhai Sahib was arrested and bought to Punjab, where he was brutally torture. The police asked many questions but when they got no answer from Bhai Sahib, on the night of 3rd July 1993, the Punjab police made Bhai Sahib another shaheed of Khalistan in a fake encounter near the village of Jassowal Khullar. The following day Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Pappu Sarabha was also made shaheed in a fake encounter. The bodies of these singhs were secretly cremated by the Punjab police and did not hand over the ashes of the singhs to the families.

When Bhai Sahib’s family held a Sri Akhand Paath Sahib for the shaheeds, the Punjab police surrounded the village and did not let anyone attend the bhog. This is how Shaheed Bhai Satinder Singh Lucky attained shaheedi for the Sikh panth, walking on the footsteps of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha. In time to come, the whole world will remember the shaheedi of Bhai Satinder Singh Lucky.

Awaze Qaum – 22nd December 1993