Gurudwara Sri Bhai Sahib Singh
Gurdwara Sri Bhai Sahib Singh is in memory of Bhai Sahib Singh. Bhai Sahib Singh was one of the Panj Pyare (or the Five beloved ones). Bhai Sahib Singh was formerly known as Sahib Chand, and was a part a Nai (barber) family, before he was initiated into the Khalsa at Anandpur at the young age of 16.
There are different versions regarding the Birth Place and Family Members of Sahib Singh. Though all accept the fact that he was born in family of Nai’s. Regarding Bhai Sahib Singh’s birth place, the most popular and acceptable belief is that he was born in or near Bidar.
Bhai Sahib Singh won a name for himself as marksman and in one of the battles at Anandpur he shot dead the Gujjar chief, Jamatulla. In another action the raja of Hindur, Bhup Chand, was seriously wounded by a shot from his muskets following which the entire hill army fled the field.
Bhai Sahib Singh was one of the five Sikhs who, on the Vaisakhi day of 30th March 1699, offered, upon Guru Gobind Singh’s call to lay down their heads. They were greeted by Guru Gobind Singh as the five beloved of him. These five formed the nucleus of the Khalsa. Sahib Chand, after undergoing the rites of the Khalsa, became Sahib Singh, receiving the title of Singh common to all members of the Khalsa. Bhai Sahib Singh fell in the BGattle of Chamkaur in December 1704 with Bhai Himmat Singh and Bhai Mohkam Singh.