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Baba Banda Singh Bahadur (1670-1716), was a Sikh military commander, warrior, and a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhism. He played a significant role in Sikh history, particularly during the early 18th century and established Sikh rule in the region.

Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur

Famous for his military operations against the Mughal Empire. Taking the name “Fateh Sirhind” or “Fateh Diwas” (Victory Day) after his capture of Sirhind on May 12, 1710, is one of his most noteworthy accomplishments. According to the Sikh calendar, the fight happened on the 15th of Jeth.

Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur

After the victory at Sirhind, Banda Singh Bahadur established his authority over the region and initiated significant social and political reforms. He established a form of administration based on Sikh principles and promoted justice and equality among people of all religions.

Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur

His rule faced severe opposition from the Mughal Empire, which launched a series of military campaigns against him. Banda Singh Bahadur fought bravely but was captured by the Mughals. He, along with his companions, faced brutal execution in 1716.

Fateh Burj Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Early Life

Born as Lachman Dev in the Rajouri area of Jammu and Kashmir, Banda Singh Bahadur was hindu ascetic. His life took a turn when he met Sh. Guru Gobind Singh ji in 1708. Guru Gobind Singh Ji bestowed upon him the name Banda Singh Bahadur and appointed him as leader of Sikh military expedition against the Mughal authorities who were persecuting Sikhs and others.

Following his victories, Banda Singh Bahadur established Sikh state with its capital at Lohgarh. He introduced agrarian reforms, redistributing land to peasants and abolishing the zamindari system.

Banda Singh Bahadur minted coins in the name of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji, symbolizing the sovereignty of the Sikh rule and the spiritual foundation of his leadership.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur remains an iconic figure in Sikh history, remembered for his valor, leadership, and commitment to justice. The victory at Sirhind is commemorated by Sikhs annually as a day of celebration and remembrance.


Banda Singh Bahadur’s reign faced intense resistance from Mughal Empire. In 1715, after he was captured along with his followers at fortress of Gurdas Nangal. He was taken to Delhi, where he was subjected to brutal torture and executed in 1716, refusing to renounce his faith till the end.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is remembered as a martyr and a hero who fought for justice and the rights of the oppressed. His legacy continues to inspire Sikhs and others who admire his courage, leadership, and dedication to social equality.

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