Shaheed Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera Madar

Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan


Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera was born in year 1971, in the house of Sardar Bagicha Singh and from the womb of Mata Sakatar Kaur in the village Madar, near Bhikhiwind district Amritsar. Bhai Shera was the second eldest of 4 siblings, eldest being sister Bibi Narinder Kaur, then Bhai Shera himself, brother Bhai Swaran Singh and the youngest sister Bibi Sarabjit Kaur. Bhai Shera had studied up to 8th class at the government school in Basarke village and then studied 9th class in village Valtoha. Being from a farming family, when Bhai Shera turned old enough, he started to help his family with the farming. At the age of 17/18 years, Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera took Amrit from Panj Pyare and never missed his daily prayers (Nitnem).


In June 1984, Bhai Shera was deeply hurt when Indian army attacked Sri Harimandir Sahib and killed many innocent Sikh pilgrims. Many young Punjabis picked up arms to defend themselves from the constant attacks from Indian security forces, Bhai Shera witnessed this and took great interest in it. Majha area was filled with Brave young Sikhs, who did not tolerate the oppression of Indian government, during this time Bhai Shera came into contact with Bhai Sukhdev Singh Samra who was from the same village. Bhai Sukhdev Singh Samra was already in the armed movement fighting for freedom under the command of Bhai Surjit Singh Farandipur (Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan) and Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera also joined this group. Bhai Shera was in the movement for about a year and was involved in many Jhujaru actions.


On 2nd May 1991, Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera was at someone’s house in the village Asal, near Patti. Someone told the police that Bhai Shera was there and the police quickly surrounded the house. Bhai Shera was without any weapons at the time, so the police was able to arrest him. Due to the havoc of the police surrounding the house, all the nearby residents of the village also started to gather. Bhai Shera said to the police he needs to go to the toilet. All the villagers insisted that the police should let Bhai Shera go to the toilet, the Punjab police agreed. When Bhai Shera went to the bathroom, he took a cyanide capsule and attained martyrdom. After Bhai Shera’s martyrdom, his body wasn’t returned to the family.


Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Shamsher Singh Shera