By Balpreet Singh
Bhai Shahzada was born in the house of Sardar Inder Singh of Dhirovaal dist.
Under the leadership of Jathedar Sukhdev Singh Babbar and Bhai Vadhava
Singh, Bhai Amarjeet Singh gave his priceless contribution to the Sikh
Bhai Vadhava Singh, impressed by Bhai Amarjeet Singh’s physical stature,
manner of speaking and personality nicknamed him Shahzada or “Prince”. He
was 22 or 23 years old and he was quite tall with a strong body and glowing
face. He was always smiling and ready to laugh. Whoever sat with him even
for a short time began to feel as though they had known him for ages.
Joining The Movement
He did not care about the comforts of home. The attachment to his family did
not ever drag him back. The events of June 1984 moved him so profoundly that
one day he left home saying he was going to the store, but neither did he
end up at the store nor did he ever return home. After many attempts, he was
able to come into contact with Singh's of Babbar Khalsa. He presented himself
for the service of the Panth and he was assigned to Bhai Vadhava Singh.
Until his final days he served under his leadership.
Earlier Picture Of Bhai Sahib
Dead To Family
For two and a half years, he had no contact with his family. His family
tried to track him down but was unsuccessful. Finally, they began to believe
that he had died and had an akhand paath in his memory and had his final
ardaas performed. After this, Bhai Shazada accidentally ran into his brother
at some place and finding out about the ardaas said, “It is good you have
done an akhand paath for me. These days, if a Singh falls into the police’s
hands, not even his body can be traced. It’s possible that when they kill
me, you will not even receive news of it.”
Meeting Bhai Avtar Singh Brahma & Rehit
When Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Liberation Force became closer, General
Bhai Avtar Singh Brahma began to visit Bhai Shazada’s hideout. General
Brahma was also very taken by Bhai Amarjeet Singh. He used to say, “No
matter how tired I am, after just listening to Bhai Shazada talk all my
fatigue is lifted.”
No one has any doubts about the discipline of the Singhs that served in
Babbar Khalsa. No one could refuse the Jathedar’s orders. Bhai Amarjeet
Singh too always remained in total discipline.
Bhai Amarjeet Singh was very firm in Khalsa Rehit. He had memorized
countless banees. He would begin his nitnem at 3am at amrit vela and
continue until 8 in the morning.
Only Wish & Shaheedi
Bhai Amarjeet Singh used to say to Bhai Vadhava Singh, “Bhai Sahib, I don’t
want anything else but whenever I go out on a mission, I need a good-looking
kurta pyjama because when I leave my body and people come to see my corpse
lying in the fields, the youth should see the glow on my face and my smart
clothes. Then they too will feel inspired and their hearts will themselves
be pulled to join the Singhs.
Bhai Amarjeet Singh’s wish was fulfilled when the newspapers printed the
story: “Jalandhar Police, at village Gumaan, thana Bangaa(n), in an
encounter, killed the youth Amarjeet Singh aka. Shahzada, resident of the
Satguru Sachay Patshah fulfilled Bhai Shazada’s desire to leave his body in
a glorious manner on January 28, 1989 and made him an inspiration to