Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha

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Singh Sahib, Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha of (Akal Takhat)

Singh Sahib Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha (1927-1982), Was the Jathedar of Akal Takhat from 1980-1983, Was born born on December 27th, 1927, in village Ajnoha, tehsil Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur District of Punjab), to Sardar Hakam Singh Ji, and Mata Niranjan Kaur Ji, a Rajput Sikh family of Parmar Clan. He belongs to a family called “Bhagtan Di Family” as his ancestors were true worshippers of Almighty Waheguru (from the Start they had Sikhi).

He got his elementary education from the village primary school and complete his high school education from Khalsa High School, Baddon. He remained sarpanch of his village, member of the Panchayat Sammati, memebr of Zila Parishad and Jathedar of Akali Dal for district Hoshiarpur of Punjab. He went to jail for 14 times and took part in Gian Singh Rarrewala’s “Panth Bachao, Desh Bachao Morcha” and “Punjabi Suba Movement”. In 1972, he was appointed the Jathedar of Takhat Shri Keshgarh Sahib, Anandpur Sahib and remained on this position for 8 years. He performed his duties honesty and with full dedication. On March 2, 1980, he became the Jathedar of Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar. After Jathedar Akali Baba Phoola Singh (1761-1823), he was the only fearless Jathedar who took the following four bold decisions:

  • 1. Sikhs are a separate Nation.
  • 2. Akal Takhat is beyond and above all worldly courts.
  • 3. Nirankaris (Narakdharis) are rejected and Sikhs must not seek any relationship with them.
  • 4. Any Hukamnama issued from Akal Takhat Sahib can’t be reverted.

He was the Jathedar of Akal Takhat, during a period from 1978-1984 when the Khalsa Panth, for their voice to be heard was struggling against the Government of India. And when Shaheed Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala (1947-1984), was leading the Khalsa Panth, for struggle for freedom.

Singh Sahib Jathedar Gurdial Singh Ajnoha left his worldly abode on 18 March, 1982. Singh Sahib Giani Kirpal Singh (1918-1993) became the next Jathedar of Akal Takhat after his death. His ancestral village is running a charitable hospital in his memory.