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Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Singh Jee has left for his heavenly abode. On 23 October 2004, in the 'Amrit Vela' (early in the morning), he passed away. He was father of our forum member Amrit Pal Singh 'Amrit'.

He was born in 1939 in a village named 'Muhari', Distt Abbotabad, now in Pakistan. At the time of partition of India and Pakistan, he moved to 'Sirhand', and then to a village, near 'Chhachharauli'. He had a deep impact of partition on his mind.

During the 'Punjabi Sooba Morcha' by 'Shiromani Akali Dal', Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Singh Jee was arrested. He spent two years in jail for the demands of Punjab and Sikhs.

In 1961, he started his journey on bicycle, which he started from Ambala and reached Calcutta. Then he went to Tatanagar, and then Hyderabad towards South. On his cycle, he reached Sri Hazoour Sahib.

He started preaching Sikhism in Tatanagar and then Raurkela (in Orrisa state). He lived in Raurkela for 9 years. During this time, he joined Hindustan Steel Limited for his livelihood. In Raurkela, he met a famous Sikh personality, Nihang Tehal Singh Ji to whom he accepted his religious teacher.

Then he shifted to Chandigarh and settled here. In Chandigarh, he did complete 'katha' of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Gurudwara of Sector 34. Then he shifted to S.A.S Nagar (Mohali). Here also, he did complete 'katha' of Shri Guru Granth Sahib in Gurudwara of Phase 1. Once again in this Gurudwara, he completed 'katha' of Guru Granth Sahib in 1986. In the evening Diwans, he completed katha of 'Gur Partap Suraj Granth', 'Panth Parkash', and 'Gur Bilas Patsahi 6'.

On 30 June 2002, he did complete 'katha' of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in this region for the 4th time in Gurudwara Sacha Dhan Sahib. For completing the 'katha', he took nearly 10 years. During this period, he also did the complete 'katha of 'Gur Partap Suraj Granth', 'Panth Parkash', and 'Gur Bilas Patsahi 6'.

The 'Antim Ardaas' (last prayer) for Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Singh Ji will be held on Saturday 30th of October 2004 at Gurdwara Sri Sacha Dhan Sahib, Phase 3B1, S. A. S. Nagar (Mohali), Distt. Ropar, Punjab.

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Guest Sardar Moderator Singh

Veer Amritpal Singh Jee,

On behalf of all the team here at Sikhawareness, please accept our heart-felt condolences. We pray that Vaheguroo gives to you all the necessary assistance during this period and bestows upon your late Pita Shree the love and light that illuminates and transcends through this universe and beyond...

With Guru Maharaj's love,

The Sikhawareness Team.

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My deepest condolences to amrit veer ji and from our sikhawareness team.

May Vahiguroo give amrit veer ji all the strength and baariaag towards him in this tragic event.

No worries we shall meet everyone (passed relatives) when we pass away too... there shall be union....union of Joy, Hapiness, & Calmness(peace/shanti).

Vahiguroo Vahiguroo Vahiguroo kirpa karo saraaye taie

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From myself and the moderators please accept our heart-felt condolences..May the all-steel one bring peace to your soul to you during this emotional time..

Bhagat Rumi says...:

Now you've departed and gone to the Unseen-

On what strange ways you've gone from our world!

You shook your feathers and you broke the cage;

You flew away, far, to the soul's own world.

You were a hawk, encaged by Mrs. World.

You heard the drum and flew to Where-no-place.

You were a nightingale among the owls-

The garden's scent came; you went to the rose.

You suffered headache from these bitter dregs-

At last you went to the eternal tavern...

The rose flees from the autumn-daring rose

That you went on in the autumnal wind!

You fell like rain on the terrestrial roof,

Run here and there, escaping through the spout.

Be silent-there is no more pain of speaking:

You are protected by a loving friend!

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Guest Sardar Moderator Singh

VJKK VJKF!

Guru Roop Sadh Sangat Jeeo,

I have had the opportunity to speak with Veer Amritpal Singh “Amrit” briefly today. Clearly this is a difficult time for him, however I must say he remains in Chardi Kala despite being the sole remaining member of his family lineage and legacy (for those who don’t know, Veer Jee’s Mother passed away many years ago).

Veer Jee relayed how his father, Sardar Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Singh was doing well the day prior to his sudden departure, undertaking his customary duty as the Kathavachik at the local Gurdwara. The Sangat present during the diwan told of his buoyant nature that evening as Bhai Sahib Jee joked about the Gurdwara microphone having a ‘sore throat’ as his voice broke during the katha (Bhai Shaib had been experiencing some difficulties with his throat).

Veer Jee, returned home that evening (October 22, 2004) at 11pm and spoke with his father very briefly who had retired for the night. He recalls hearing him awake around 12.30am and then going back to bed.

Bhai Sahib Jee would usually be awake at 4am for his Amrit Vela, however on October 23, 2004 the Alarm did not go off until 5am and then wouldn’t stop ringing. Veer Jee, at first thinking that Bhai Sahib Jee had stepped out of his room, went to switch the alarm off and there found Bhai Sahib Jee lying in bed fully dressed with his hands folded as if in prayer. It was around 5.25am and Bhai Sahib had left for his heavenly abode.

The necessary arrangements were set in motion thereafter by Veer Jee, Sangat from all over Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, (the three main areas where Bhai Sahib Jee would do Katha and Veechar during his closing years) filled the streets surrounding Bhai Sahib Jee’s home, as the local cable network broadcasted the news.

His departure was described as a loss of a Family, Teacher, and Heritage by Amritpal Singh ‘Amrit’. Bhai Sahib Avtar Singh represented an unbroken chain of Hazooree Parampara via his Ustad Nihang Tehal Singh, being a Kathavachik of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib and the Dasam Granth Sahib together with many other Itihasik Granths such as Suraj Parkaash and Pracheen Panth Prakaash. Amritpal Singh recalls many conversations with his late father where the two of them would delve into the realms of Gurbani from both the Granth Sahibs and from the legacy present within Bhai Sahib Bhai Avtar Sahib from the Hazoori Maryada passed onto him by Nihang Tehal Singh, a legacy that now rests with our own Amritpal Singh “Amrit”.

Once again, on behalf of the SikhAwareness team, Veer Amritpal Singh Jee, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this testing time.

Humbly,

SMS

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Guru Hargobind sahib ji said that 'puttar' (son) is 'nishan'. It was unbeleivable for many people that Amrit bha ji himself performed the 'Antim Ardas' of his father and also took the holy 'Hukamnama'. I was there. When Amrit bha ji started the 'Antim Ardas', whole the 'sangat' was in bairaag. I saw that some of the sangat was sheding tears, when they saw Amrit bha ji performing the Antim Ardas of his father. Everyone was able to feel the pain in voice of Amrit bha ji. More pictures will be added on sikhismguide.com in two or three days.

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Freeda, Kitthe Tainde Maapeyaan, Jini Tu Janeyohe.

Tain Paason Oye Lad Gaye, Tu Ajai Na Pateeneyohe.

(Fareed, where are your mother and father, who gave birth to you? They have left you, but even so, you are not convinced that you shall also have to go. || 73 || ) (Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, page 1381).

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I am very thankful to all of you for your messages/emails/phone calls.

-Amrit Pal Singh 'Amrit'

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