Baba Amar Singh Nibber

Baba Amar Singh Nibber

Baba Amar Singh Nibber

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Baba Amar Singh Nibberis an important figure in 18th century Sikhism.

Family History

Baba Amar Singh Nibber was born into a Nibber family of Khemkaran. In Sikh history, he is also known as Mahant Singh. His childhood name was Amar Chand but after taking Amrit, he became known as Bhai Amar Singh. His father Raghupat Rai Nibber was a big land lord of Khemkaran and came from a family whose ancestors held royal positions in the Moghul courts.. According to Gyani Gyan Singh’s Panth Parkash also, Baba Amar Singh was of Kamboj lineage.

Baba Amar Singh had an elder brother named Mool Chand. Bhai Mool Chand was an excellent soldier and had fought valiantly for Guru Gobind Singh in several battles prior to his martyrdom in the Battle of Nadaun on March 20, 1691.

Baba Amar Singh had a very powerful and athletic physique and measured well over six feet and half in height. He was a very fierce and formidable warrior in the battle-field and could continuously wield a double-edged sword (Kharasang or Khanda) weighing over fifty Ser (about twenty kilograms)

He was nicknamed as Bir (Knight).

Martyrdom of Banda Bahadur

During siege of the Lohgarh fort of Banda Bahadur by Mughal forces in 1716, the Sikhs got bifurcated into two divisions: the Bandai Khalsa and the Tat Khalsa whereby the Tat Khalsa parted ways leaving Lohgarh to be defended by the Bandai Khalsa alone. After a long siege, Banda was arrested by Abdus Samad Khan along with his many followers and escorted to Delhi,...
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