Freedom Fighters, Sri Muktsar Sahib

Shri Bachan Kaur ji
Smt. Bachan Kaur was born at village Bhangli Lahor (Pakistan). Smt Bachan Kaur’s all family was freedom fighter. Her Father was punished life imprisonment that time Smt. Bachan Kaur was 13years old. Her father life imprisonment deep impact on her life. She joined the Kissan Morcha in year 1939. She was imprisonment for seven month and thirty days.  She was youngest freedom fighter in the Kissan Morcha. She was awarded Tamar Patar  by the Government of India on 15 August 1972  from Smt. Indra Gandhi. He passed away on 02-08-2017
S. Jagir Singh ji

Freedom Fighter Sh Jagat Singh Azad was born on the 14th of May, 1919 to Thaman Singh, and Kishan Kaur of Lakhewali Village, Muktsar. At a very young age, he learnt about the atrocities/oppression committed by the alien British Government against the Indian masses. While in school, he got acquainted with the Indian freedom movement which inspired him to fight for the cause.  He soon started attending meetings, and rallies held around the struggle for freedom, and formally joined the movement while still in his youth. With his activities being regularly monitored, and  reported, the British Police frequently raided his residence, owing to which he had to take clandestine alternatives. Being a stage poet involved in educating the masses on the freedom movement, he was closely tracked by the British Government. Azad led the Praja Mandal movement in Muktsar, composed, and recited several odes in the memory of those who laid down their lives for the country’s freedom. Instrumental in imbibing the masses with the spirit of patriotism, he was arrested, and imprisoned in Multan for 51 days. Post-Independence, Azad worked with the Public Relations Department, and went on to author several books on the freedom movement. As a recognition of his invaluable contributions, he was honoured with ‘Tamra Patra’ by the Government of India on the 15th of August, 1972. He passed away on the 21st of June, 1991. His family continues to remain actively engaged in preserving his legacy of patriotism.Source of Information’ (with proper reference):- Information collect from the family members of Sh. Jagir Singh Azad.

S. Labh Singh ji

Labh Singh, resident of village Madhir in Sri Muktsar Sahib came forward to fight against the British Government in the year 1924. He was part of Indian agitators supporting Gurudwara Sudhar Lehar. He enthusiastically participated in the Jaitu Da Morcha and refused to budge despite the repeated blows of the British during the Morcha. He contributed his every bit in the fight for freedom of India.

Sri Harbans Lal ji

Harbans Lal, from Gidderbaha participated in Parja Mandal Lehar. He was a valiant freedom fighter and actively participated in the movement launched by the Indian people to fight against the British government. He was committed to the cause of freedom and took part in every activity of Parja Mandal during the years between 1942 to 1946.

Sant Baba Mehar Singh ji

Maan Sant Baba Mehar Singh of Alipur was a freedom fighter who stood against the British and participated in different Morchas’. He took part in the Bhai Feru Morch, Jallianwala Bagh Morch, Kisan Morch and also in the Quit India Movement. He played a vital role and encouraged many others to participate in Many Movements to release India from the clutches of Britishers.

Sri Nihal Chand ji

Nihal Chand, of Sri Muktsar Sahib participated in the Quit India Movement in the year 1942. He was a part of the movement which proved instrumental in the freedom of India. Without any fear, he joined the Movement and went to every protest and after independence his services for the country were recognised and was declared freedom fighter.

S. Sawarn Singh Sandhu ji

Swaran Singh Sandhu of Lubanianwali was an active member of Azad Hind Fauj. He fought against the British army-men under the leadership of Subhash Chandra Bose. Without any pressure of fear he went to fight against the British. He was an active member of the Fauj from the year 1942 to 1946.

Harbans Kaur Brar ji

Mata Harbans Kaur is widely regarded as the first woman freedom fighter of Sri Muktsar Sahib district. She is known for her association with the Women’s Wing of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj/Indian National Army.Mata Harbans Kaur was born on the 28th of December, 1926 in Myanmar (then Burma) to Narayan Singh, and Nand Kaur. While still in school, Kaur was imbued with a sense of patriotism inspired by the Azad Hind Fauj, and Netaji’s rousing war cry of “Give me blood, and I shall give you freedom”. Kaur joined the Women’s Wing of the Azad Hind Fauj while still in her youth, under the leadership of Captain Lakshmi Sahgal. She went on to attend the women’s camp in Rangoon (now Yangon) for three months. After independence, her family settled in Patiala in 1948, and she got married in 1949 with Subedar Atma Singh Brar, an army officer from Muktsar. After moving to Muktsar, Kaur dedicated her life to the field of education. She passed away on January 23rd, 2004.

S. Variaam Singh ji

Variyam Singh, resident of Khunnan Khurd village among those who chose to pick up weapon against the oppressive behaviour of the Britishers during the freedom struggle. He joined Azad Hind Fauj under the command of Subhash Chandra Bose. He worked for the Fauj from 1942 to 1946.

S. Amar Singh ji
Dr. Khajan Singh ji
S. Dalip SinghDaleep Singh , a resident of village Kakhanwali in Sri Muktsar Sahib was a freedom fighter who raised slogans against the British Government and went to jail. He had said that his every drop of blood will demand freedom for the country. He participated in multiple movements launched across the country and encouraged others to fight for the release of India.
S. Fakir Singh ji
Fakir Singh was an active member of Indian National Army (INA) during the year 1942. He fought against the British Government by offering wholehearted services to the INA under the command of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He was among those fighters who were fighting for the cause of the country to release it from the clutches of the Britishers.
S. Dalip Singh ji
Daleep Singh, freedom fighter from Malout was a member of Azad Hind Fauj and had fought against the Britishers. He actively participated in freedom struggle movements under the command of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He participated in different battles fought for the freedom from 1929 to 1946.
S. Karam Singh ji
Karam Singh, of Kattianwali village participated in Kisan Morcha Lehar and was declared Freedom Fighter who fought for the cause of farmers of Punjab. He actively participated in most of the protests launched in favour of the farmers by the Indians against the Britishers during the year 1942.
S. Lal Singh jiLal Singh offered to lay his life for Naamdhari Kooka Lehar and fight against the oppression of the British Government. A resident of Kotbhai village of Sri Muktsar Sahib, he actively participated in different movements launched for free India from the British. He was active between the year 1927 to 1940.
S. Mukhtiar Singh ji
Mukhtiar Singh, resident of Bhalaina village of this district was a soldier who worked in Azad Hind Fauj from 1942 to 1946. He remained a brave soldier and worked diligently and honestly in the Fauj for five years. He chose to attain martyrdom in the fight against British but refuse to accept the atrocities done by the oppressors.
S. Nar Singh ji
Nar Singh was active in the Indian National Army (INA) during the year in 1942.
S. Narain Singh Makad ji
Narayan Singh Makkar was fighting against the British government and was a prominent Freedom Fighter who actively participated in the Namak Andolan. The Andolan which was started by Mahatma Gandhi spread across the country and Narayan Singh, without fearing about the atrocities of the British, participated in this Andolan.
S. Sohan Singh ji
S. Utam Singh ji
Shri Mangal Dev ji
Mangal Dev fought tooth and nail against the Britishers by raising slogans against the cruel attitude of the then government. He participated in the Satyagreh launched under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. Mangal Dev was among those freedom fighters who were active during the year 1939 to 1940.
Nar Singh could not resist himself to offer his services for the freedom struggle of India. He was a freedom fighter who voluntarily joined the Azad Hind Fauj and later given important assignments by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. A resident of Jhohar in Sri Muktsar Sahib.