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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 old.

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 Bagh.

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 Authorities.

 Shaheed Nanak Singh dedicated his entire life to the peace, integrity and unity of India and he sacrificed his life for the same principals.

 Jai Hind.

Sushma Swaraj
Don't Break up India, a biography of Shaheed Nanak Singh being
presented to Hon. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs, India.
Don’t Break up India, a biography of Shaheed Nanak Singh being
presented to Hon. Rajnath Singh
, Home Minister of India.
(Picture from Left to Right : Mr Vijay Jolly, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Hon. Rajnath Singh, Home Minister of India and Dr Rami Ranger CBE)
Don’t Break up India, a biography of Shaheed Nanak Singh being
presented to Hon. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India.

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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

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