Created on Monday, 24 September 2018 16:44
Written by Andrew Loh
Hailed as a freedom fighter, died a martyr, and revered as a saint. Yet, Bhai Maharaj Singh is little known in Singapore, except within the small Sikh community here. In the second half of the 19th century, more than a hundred years before Singapore unbound the shackles of colonial rule, he was already leading the resistance against British hegemonic ambitions in the Punjab, North India.
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