Sukhpal Singh Pala was born on 17th August 1963 to Mata Malkeet Kaur and
Sardar Bhag Singh, in the village of Jagha Ram Tirath. His whole family
were firm believers of their faith and so his father, Sardar Bhag Singh
participated with full vigour in many religious protests. The whole
family were gurmukhs and so Bhai Sukhpal Singh also proved to be a Sikh
The incidents in 1984 when the Darbar sahib was attacked made a great
impact on his life. For some time he calmly did seva, but in 1987 he
started serving in Bhai Balvinder Singh Ganga’s Babbar Khalsa group.
Bhai Sukhpal Singh’s enemies were so afraid of his actions that even the
police would avoid him. Many times, challenges were made to the police
to meet and fight him but the police never had the guts to fight.
Ultimately on the evening of 8th August 1992 this diamond from the
fighter movement was surrounded by the enemy. At the confrontation in
Gahigach, the fighter fought till his last breath and ultimately
Bhai Daljeet singh ji, the president of Shiromani Khalsa, honoured this
great fighter’s good deeds by offering a ticket to his mother, Mata
Malkeet Kaur, so that she may run for election to be in the Shiromani
committee of Halka Morh, but the dogriyan (a caste) did not accept her
victory. The religious people of Halke, despite her defeat in the
election, still have great respect for her.
Bhai Sukhpal Singh Pala’s shaheedi day on August 8th is celebrated in
his village, Jagha Ram Tirath (Talwandi Sabo).