It is a tower situated in Amritsar City in the memory of Akali Phula Singh Ji.Akali Phula Singh Ji was a very brave and famous General of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and also the Jathedar of Shri Akal Takht Sahib at that time.Akali Phula Singh Ji was the mukh sewadar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib and a very brave and famous General of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the time. The Gurdwara and tower (burj) are in memory of Akali Phula Singh Ji.Akali Phula Singh settled down in Amritsar, where, today, a burj (tower) and gurdwara stands. The location was known as Nihangan di Chawoni (Camp of the Nihangs) still stands in his memory. As a child 'Baba Ji' decided to dedicate his life to the care of Sikh Gurdwaras. He loved to serve people in accordance with the Guru's message.Later, when he was 18 years old he shifted to the fort of Gobindgarh where he became a leader of one of the bands of fighters (a squad) of the Sikh army. When Maharaja Ranjit Singh sought to make Amritsar part of Khalsa Raj he first laid siege to the city. When Akali Phula Singh saw the forces of the Bhangi Misls (then in control of Amritsar), preparing to face their fellow Sikhs Akali Phula Singh, with some leading citizens of the city, bravely put themselves in harms way, between the opposing forces.Addressing each group, he spoke of the futility and senselessness of Sikhs spilling each others' blood. Peace and reconciliation was chosen and the Bhangi chieftains each surrendered their share of Amritsar into the Maharaja's hands. Akali Phula Singh joined the Maharaja's army along with 3,000 Nihangs. For his many efforts he was made the mukh sewadar of the Akal Takht in 1807.
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