Shaheed Fauji Kavi Mehar Singh was a famous kavi and freedom fighter born in Dahiya jat family, in village Barona in Kharkhauda tahsil, district Sonipat, Haryana.
According to records of jat regiment, he was born on 15 February 1918. His father, Choudhary Nand Ram, was a simple farmer. Mehar Singh had three brothers – Bhoop Singh, Mange Ram and Kanwar Singh. He also had one sister (Sahajo Devi). Mehar Singh was the eldest. Due to economic conditions of the house, he could get primary school education till Class-III only. From Childhood, he was fond of singing ragnis. His father was annoyed about his habit of singing of ragnis but he was not successful in keeping him away from this hobby. He was married to Prem Kaur. In 1937, Mehar Singh joined the army. There also, he kept singing and recording ragnis. During Second World War, he and his army colleagues allied with Azad Hind Fauj. In 1945, he got martyrdom while fighting for the cause of India’s freedom.
Poet Mehar Singh is still alive in the hearts of Haryana’s villagers. Salute to this great martyrdom and poetry.
- BHAIRTYA KSHATRIYA JAAT ITHASS (BY:- VIRENDRA BALIYAN KAKDA)