On 17th January 1872 at 7 A.M., 66 NamdhariSikhs, clad in white were waiting anxiously to sacrifice their lives for thesake of their beloved motherland, without  caring little for  oppression and  tyranny of the  British regime at Maler- Kotla, Punjab. 

            Alad of twelve, son of Sardar Mahan Singh and Sardarni Khem Kaur from thevillage Rarh, Punjab, was the youngest of all the patriots. The heart of thewife of Cowan, the then Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, Punjab  melted   out   of sympathy on seeing the bloomingand  innocent face of Bishan Singh.

          Sherequested her husband to let the child go. Cowan acceded to his wife’s request,provided he was prepared to say that he was not the disciple of (Satguru)RamSingh. Bishan Singh listened to him attentively and expressed his desire towhisper in the ears of Cowan. As Soon as Cowan knealed to listen, Bishan Singhpounced upon him with a single leap and caught hold of his long, flowing beardso tightly that Cowan began  to shriek and cried for help. 

      The soldiers aroundCowan, ran to his rescue, but their efforts proved futile. The soldiersbeheaded Bishan Singh with their swords and cut his tiny hands to pieces. Thehair of Cowan’s beard were still seen entangled     in thetender fingers of Bishan Singh who became an immortal martyr.


On 17th Jan. 1872 at 7am, 66 Namdhari Sikhs cladin white were waiting anxiously to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their beloved motherland , without caringlittle for oppression and tyranny of the British regime at Maler-Kotla, Punjab.

A lad of twelve , son of Sardar Mahan Singh and Sardarni Khem Kaur from thevillage Rarh, Punjab, was the youngest of all patriots. Mrs. Cowan (wife of thethen deputy commissioner of Ludhiana ,Punjab) felt pity & her heart meltedout to see the innocent face of Bishan Singh. Seeing the blooming and innocentface of Bishan Singh, she requested her husband to let the child go. Cowanacceded to his wife's request, provided young Bishan was prepared to say thathe was not the disciple of (Satguru) Ram Singh. Bishan Singh listened to himattentively and expressed his desire to whisper in the ears of Cowan. As soon asCowan bowed down to listen Bishan Singh pounced upon him and in a single leap,caught hold of his long, flowing beard so tightly that Cowan began to shriekand cried for help. The soldiers around Cowan, ran to his rescue , but theirefforts proved futile.

The soldiers beheaded Bishan Singh with their sword andcut his tiny hands to pieces. The hair of Cowan's beard were still seenentangled in the tender fingers of Bishan Singh who became an immortal martyr
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