Baba Kharak Singh

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Baba Kharak Singh on a 1988 stamp of India

Baba Kharak Singh (6 June 1867 – 6 October 1963[1]) was born at Sialkot in British India. He was involved in the Indian independence movement and was president of the Central Sikh League.[2]

He was a Sikh political leader and virtually the first president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. He was among the first batch of students who graduated (1889) from Punjab University, Lahore. His father, Rai Bahadur Sardar Hari Singh, was a wealthy contractor and industrialist. His samadhi exists at gurdwara, at Sikhwala village in Malout tehsil of district Sri Mukatsar Sahib, Punjab.[3] Today, a prominent road, which is a radial road of Connaught Place, New Delhi towards Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, is named Baba Kharak Singh Marg, after him.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ਰਛਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਗਿੱਲ (2004). ਪੰਜਾਬ ਕੋਸ਼. ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਪੰਜਾਬ. p. 649.
  2. ^ Sangat Singh (2010). The Sikhs in History. Singh Brothers, Amritsar. p. 152. ISBN 978-8172052768.
  3. ^ Baba Kharak Singh – SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia. Sikhiwiki.org. Retrieved on 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ Haresh S. Khemani (2 December 2006). "Baba Kharak Singh Marg". Archived from the original on 18 November 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.