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Bhai Seva Singh (1897 - 1921). one of the  Nankana Sahib  martyrs, was born in Magghar 1954 Bk/NovemberDecember 1897, the son of  Bhai  Ishar Singh  and Mai Atto ofChakk No. 80 Nizampur  Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura. He attended the village primary school and also learnt lande or the Mahajani script traditionally used by businessmen. He received the rites of the  Khalsa  at Sri  Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar. He enlisted in the army and served with 23rd Cavalry. There he learnt some English and was soon promoted a dafadar (cavalry sergeant). During the Great War (191418) while his regiment went for field service abroad,  Seva  Singh  remained behind as a  clerk in the depot and was subsequently promoted head clerk. After the war, when he came home on three months' furlough, he heard about  Gurdwara Rikabgahj agitation. He applied for his discharge from the army, but his request was turned down. He nevertheless quit on medical grounds, and became an activist in the  Akali  movement. He participated in the liberation of  Gurdwara  Khara Sauda, Chuharkana, and also registered himself as a volunteer for the liberation of gurdwaras at Nankana Sahib. He laid down his life on 20 February 1921 in the  jatha  led by  Bhai  Lachhman Singh  of Dharovali.
 
Bhai Seva Singh (1897 - 1921). one of the  Nankana Sahib  martyrs, was born in Magghar 1954 Bk/NovemberDecember 1897, the son of  Bhai  Ishar Singh  and Mai Atto ofChakk No. 80 Nizampur  Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura. He attended the village primary school and also learnt lande or the Mahajani script traditionally used by businessmen. He received the rites of the  Khalsa  at Sri  Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar. He enlisted in the army and served with 23rd Cavalry. There he learnt some English and was soon promoted a dafadar (cavalry sergeant). During the Great War (191418) while his regiment went for field service abroad,  Seva  Singh  remained behind as a  clerk in the depot and was subsequently promoted head clerk. After the war, when he came home on three months' furlough, he heard about  Gurdwara Rikabgahj agitation. He applied for his discharge from the army, but his request was turned down. He nevertheless quit on medical grounds, and became an activist in the  Akali  movement. He participated in the liberation of  Gurdwara  Khara Sauda, Chuharkana, and also registered himself as a volunteer for the liberation of gurdwaras at Nankana Sahib. He laid down his life on 20 February 1921 in the  jatha  led by  Bhai  Lachhman Singh  of Dharovali.
 
The family declined to receive any pension from the Shiromani Committee, Amritsar.
 
The family declined to receive any pension from the Shiromani Committee, Amritsar.
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Bhai Seva Singh (1897 - 1921). one of the Nankana Sahib martyrs, was born in Magghar 1954 Bk/NovemberDecember 1897, the son of Bhai Ishar Singh and Mai Atto ofChakk No. 80 Nizampur Mula Singhvala, district Sheikhupura. He attended the village primary school and also learnt lande or the Mahajani script traditionally used by businessmen. He received the rites of the Khalsa at Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Amritsar. He enlisted in the army and served with 23rd Cavalry. There he learnt some English and was soon promoted a dafadar (cavalry sergeant). During the Great War (191418) while his regiment went for field service abroad, Seva Singh remained behind as a clerk in the depot and was subsequently promoted head clerk. After the war, when he came home on three months' furlough, he heard about Gurdwara Rikabgahj agitation. He applied for his discharge from the army, but his request was turned down. He nevertheless quit on medical grounds, and became an activist in the Akali movement. He participated in the liberation of Gurdwara Khara Sauda, Chuharkana, and also registered himself as a volunteer for the liberation of gurdwaras at Nankana Sahib. He laid down his life on 20 February 1921 in the jatha led by Bhai Lachhman Singh of Dharovali. The family declined to receive any pension from the Shiromani Committee, Amritsar.