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  • Sangat Singh Minhas was the first Doaba Rajput to join the army of Guru Gobind Singh. He came from the village of Padhiana in the Jalandhar district, and joined the Guru’s forces with his two brothers and many other Rajput chiefs. A few months later, the Subedar (Governor) of Lahore sent a small group of armed men to collect tax dues from the Rajput Hill Chiefs in whose territory, Anandpur was located under the command of Alaf Khan. The chiefs asked Guru Gobind Singh for help.

    Guru Gobind Singh agreed to send a small band under the command of Sangat Singh Minhas. Sangat Singh defeated Alaf Khan’s army. After this, the Lahore governor, sent his own son with a force to solve the matter once and for all. First of all, he defeated Raja Bhim Singh of Kahlur and collected the taxes. After that, he attacked Raja Vikram Singh Walia of the Guler State. Raja Vikram Singh turned to Guru Gobind Singh for help.

    Again, Guru Gobind Singh sent another jatha under the command of Sangat Singh to help Vikram Singh. Vikram Singh and Sangat Singh fought together against the Mughal forces and defeated them again but Sangat Singh got fatally wounded and died.

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangat_Singh_Minhas


    Bhai Bachitter Singh

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    A depiction of Bhai Bachitter Singh Ji killing the drunk elephant set by Mughal forces on the Sikh forces in the battlefield with Nagni Barcha (snake spear) given by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This photo was taken by outside the Sikh History museum on way from Mohali to Sirhind

    Bhai Bachittar Singh (6 May 16648 December 1705), often known with the honorific "Shaheed" (martyr), was a Minhas Sikh Rajput hero, a warrior under Guru Gobind Singh. His native village was Padhiana. He is best remembered today as the soldier who drove a spear into the head of an intoxicated elephant at the Battle of Anandpur.

    Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and a small number of Sikhs were defending their position in Lohgarh fort of Anandpur Sahib, which was under attack by numerically far suprior forces under the rule of the Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb and the Hindu rulers of the Hill States. Despite superior numbers, the besiedging forces were unable to penetrate the heavily-defended fort. They brought forth an armoured, druken elephant to batter in the gates. Bhai Bachittar Singh was tasked with stopping the elephant, armed with a nagni barcha, a type of spear. Singh rode out of the fort on horseback and attacked the elephant, thrusting his spear into the animal's forehead and cutting the its trunk with his sword. The wounded elephant retreated, disrupting the attackers' ranks.

    Singh was wounded after taking part in the fifth and last battle of Anandpur. The city was evacuated, and Singh safely crossed the Sirsa River. However, he was wounded in a skirmish near Malikpur Ranghran, and died of his wounds two days later, in Kotla Nihang Khan.

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