Baba Deep Singh
Pahuwind, Amritsar (Now Sri Tarn Taran Sahib)
Died 15 November 1761
Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar
1) First Head of Shaheedan Misl,
2) First Head of Damdami Taksal,
3) Freed the captives during the fourth raid of Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1757.
Baba Deep Singh (1682–1761) is revered among Sikhs as one of the most hallowed martyrs in Sikhism and as a highly religious person. He is remembered for his sacrifice and devotion to the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Baba Deep Singh was the first head of Misl Shaheedan Tarna Dal – an order of the Khalsa military established by Nawab Kapur Singh, the then head of Sharomani Panth Akali Buddha Dal.
The Damdami Taksal also state that he was the first head of their order. His name is also found as Deep Singh (without the “Baba” honorific) and Baba Deep Singh Ji.
Baba Deep Singh Ji was born in 1682 .Father Bhagta and mother Joini .He lived in the village of Pahuwind in the district of Amritsar.
He went to Anandpur on the day of Vaisakhi in 1699, where he was baptized into Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh. Baba Deep Singh took Khande di Pahul or Amrit Sanchar (ceremonial initiation into Khalsa). As a youth, he spent considerable time in close companionship of Guru Gobind Singh. He started learning weaponry, riding and other martial skills. From Bhai Mani Singh, he began learning, reading and writing Gurmukhi and the interpretation of the Gurus’ words. After spending two years at Anandpur, he returned to his village in 1702. He was summoned by Guru Gobind Singh at Talwandi Sabo in 1705, where he helped Bhai Mani Singh in making copies of the Guru Granth Sahib.