Major Sardar Onkar Narain Singh Phoolka Of Bhadaur , was born in 1930 into Sidhu Jat family, He was the second son of Sardar Harnarain Singh. He was home-schooled by a private tutor later decided to enrol at a school much to his father’s dismay. In his quest for further education, he joined the ninth grade at the newly opened Yadavindra Public School, Patiala, in 1948, and he was supported by Rai Bahadur Dani Ram Kapila, the former principal of Chief’s College, Lahore, in this regard. The following year, the school celebrated its first anniversary, with a display in athletics, in which he won most of the races, thereby, winning the Challenge Cup. He was also appointed Prefect of the hostel. In 1949, he enrolled at the Bhargava Municipal College, Shimla, named after Gopi Chand Bhargava, the first Chief Minister of United Punjab, post Partition.
He finally graduated from Government College, Ludhiana in 1954.. Thereafter, he was admitted to Punjab University Law College, which at the time was located in Jalandhar, where he obtained his Law Degree in 1956. Thereby, he became the first member among the Phoolka clan to obtain a degree from a university and a permanent commission in the Indian Army, when he had been selected by the Meerut Army Selection Board to join the Indian Army, receiving his commissionin 1958.During the Indo-Chinese War of 1962, his commission was converted to the regular army and he was posted to Assam and Nagaland in the Ordinance Wing. He also served in the Indo-Pak War of 1965, and resigned from the army in 1972.
His net worth increased at his ancestral place, when the Punjab Government constructed a new road between Barnala and Bhatinda. On account of this, land prices skyrocketed. In addition, the family sold off surplus land, which enhanced the phoolka constructed other ouses; one in, Chandigarh, and the other in Kasaul,!, Himachal Pradesh. He had vehement, supported his extended amuly member, in their education and wellare. Sadly, during the editing of this book, he has since passed away. He was a great personality, In 1960, he married Sardarni Jasinder kaur, the daughter of Sardar Bahadur Mohinder Singh of Kang Khurd, Jalandhar District.