Bhai Mohkam Singh Kamboj


Bhai Mohkam Singh Kamboj

Mohkam Singh (??? ????? ???? 1663–1705), born Mohkam Chand, one of the Panj Pyare or the Five Beloved of honoured memory in the Sikh tradition, was the son of Tirath Chand, a cloth printer from Bet Dwarka, in modern day Gujarat, India. About the year 1685, he came to Anandpur, then the seat of Guru Gobind Singh. He practised martial arts and took part in Sikhs' battles with the surrounding hill chiefs and imperial troops. He was one of the five who offered their heads in response to Guru Gobind Singh's call on the Baisakhi day of 1699 and earned the appellation of Panj Pyare. Initiated into the order of the Khalsa, Mohkam Chand received the common surname of Singh and became Mohkam Singh. Mohkam Singh died in the battle of Chamkaur on 7 December 1705 with Bhai Himmat Singh and Bhai Sahib Singh.

References

  • Kuir Singh, Gurbilas Patshahi 10. Patiala, 1968
  • Chhibbar, Kesar Singh, Bansavalinama Dasan Patshahian Kd. Chandigarh, 1972
  • Gian Singh, Giani, Sri Guru Panth Prakash. Patiala, 1970

Deepak Kamboj

Deepak Kamboj started and conceptualized the powerful interactive platform - KambojSociety.com in September 2002, which today is the biggest and most popular online community portal for Kambojas in the world. He was inspired by the social and community work carried out by his father Shri Nanak Chand Kamboj. He has done research on the history, social aspects, political growth and economical situation of the Kamboj community. Deepak Kamboj is an author of various articles about the history of Kamboj community and people.