The Shaheed Nanak Singh Foundation
|Honouring Those Who Honour India
"India's unity and diversity are like the colours of a rainbow.
If one were removed, its charm and beauty would be diminished”.
Shaheed Nanak Singh
Shaheed Sardar Nanak Singh was
born on 11th September 1903 in Kuntrila, Rawalpindi District, Punjab.Born to Dr. Wazir Singh and his
wife, Jeevan Kaur.Shaheed Nanak Singh, BSc (Hons)
L.L.B, a prominent Sikh leader of West Punjab, Vice President Bar
Association, General Secretary Akali Jatha, Multan, President Post &
Telegraph Union, Multan,Vice President Communal Harmony,
Joint Front Multan.He fell, a martyr, in communal
riots in Multan on March 5, 1947 at the young age of 43 while trying to
save 600 students of D.A.V College, Multan, who were caught in the
riots.He was only 43 years old and
left a young widow and 8 young children, the oldest being only 14 years
Sardar Shaheed Nanak Singh was a
well known figure of a part of Punjab,now in Pakistan.He was a great freedom fighter
and dedicated his entire life for the freedom, communal harmony and
unity of India.He was strongly opposed to the
partition of India and foresaw the consequences of breaking up India.He delivered his last public
speech on 4th March 1947 at Kup Mandi, Multan City along with Dr
Saifudin Kichlew,All India Congress President.
Unfortunately he was tragically killed the very next day byreligious fanatics when he was
trying to save 600 students of DVA College, Multan who were caught in
the communal riots at Bohr Gate,
Multan. The students were saved though he sacrificed his life.
Shaheed Nanak Singh was a
dynamic Police Inspector with The British Police and received 29 Gold Commendations Certificates for
his excellent discharge of duty. He threw away his illustrious Police
career when he was ordered to open fire
on an unarmed procession of freedom lovers in Sargohda, now in Pakistan.He challenged his superior's
immoral orders because people were taking part in a peaceful rally and
there was no threat of rioting. He
refused to be part of another incident similar to that of Jalianwala
As punishment he was posted to
Dhera Gazi Khan, a tribal area on the North West Frontier.Having been disillusioned by the
attitude of the British Authorities he resigned from the police force
and started a legal practice in Multan. He
was a successful and well respected advocate in the area. He took up
cases to defend prisoners of the
Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj.) started by Shubash Chander Bose
and General Mohan Singh. No other solicitor
would dare take on such cases for fear of reprisals by the British
Singh dedicated his entire life to the peace, integrity and unity of
India and he sacrificed his life for the same principals.
in the publication "The Press International"
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Unveiling of a statue of Shaheed Nanak Singh by the Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University Prof. Dr. Jairup
Singh in Amritsar on 26th January 2007
Shaheed Nanak Singh Marg, Amritsar.