Shaheed Bhai Sukhpal Singh alias Baba Sukhia

Shaheed Bhai Sukhpal Singh was a true soldier of the Sikh Struggle, who devoted his entire life to the Nation and became part of the thousands of Martyrs who fought for the freedom of his Nation. Bhai Sukhpal Singh’s village was Handiaya but he, with his family, had begun to live in the City Barnala.

Once, he took his family to Sri Harimandir Sahib, where he was inspired by Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale’s speeches. As a result, he took Amrit and started to live life as a Gursikh. On 13 April 1978, the Narakhdharis had caused the martyrdom of 13 Singh’s, after which Bhai Sukhpal Singh became agitated to fight the enemies. June 1984 saw the Indian Army’s attack, whose bullets that hit Akal Takhat Sahib and Sri Darbar Sahib had hurt his soul. Consequently, he became part of a wave of Warfare with weapons and secretly began to perform his service.

On 10 May 1991, at Jaimal Singh’s home, he and his friends were surrounded by the police. Although a bullet hit his thigh, he accepted God’s Will and encouraged his companions to escape while he himself fought the enemies for 2 hours. At the end, while he was trying to cross the border of Village Rayeeha Tehseel Fool, County: Bathinda, he was martyred. Every year on 10th May, his sacrifice is commemorated with great respect.