Bhai Vadhawa Singh (d. 1924), son of Bhai Jhanda Singh, Gill Jatt, and Mai Dharm Kaur of village Charik. He was the only son of his parents. Lie never married. He was illiterate, and had strong religious inclinations. At the age of 40, he took the vows of the Khalsa at the hands of SantGianiSundar Singh Bhindranwale. He joined, the shahldljatha (band of volunteers vowed to do-or-die) of Akali volunteers marching to Jaito. Reaching Jaito on the morning of 21 February 1924, the jatha was subjected to rifle and machinegun fire. A bullet hit Vadhava Singh in the chest and he died almost instantaneously. His dead body was taken possession of by the NabhaState police and disposed of in a mass cremadon of the victims of the massacre.


  • Pratap Singh, Giani, Gurdwara Sudharar that Akali Lahir. Amritsar, 1975
  • Josh, Sohah Singh, Akali Morchian da Itihas. Delhi, 1972
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