The Four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Our Indian history is thronged with the stories of sacrifice and agony. After knowing about the sacrifices of the kings and common men, folks feel inspired even now.
The tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the one who has inspired the whole world. To save the life of common people he sacrificed his family as well along with himself.
Guru Gobind Singh Ji had four sons –Ajit Singh Ji, was the eldest son. He was born on January 7 1687 at Anandpur Sahib. He also participated in the war against the Mughals. Jujhar Singh Ji was the second son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was born in March 1689 and followed the same path as his elder brother. Zorawar Singh Ji and Fateh Singh Ji were the youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were scantily nine and six years old when they sacrificed their lives.
Ajit Singh Ji was the brave combatant. He learnt religious text, history and had the training of martial arts as well. He fought many battles.
When Mughal regiments trapped Anandpur in 1704, Ajit Singh ji showed his courage and faithfulness. After a long impasse Mughal faujdar gave his affirmation that he will not harm anyone they just wanted the Anandpur fort. Along with others Ajit Singh Ji left. When they were taking rest in Chamkaur in the afternoon, Mughal soldiers reached there. An equal, but ghastly battle took place. Sikhs made group of five each to engage the encircling host with spear and sword. Sahibzade Ajit joined one of the groups and laid down his life fighting in the battle. He died on 7 December 1705.
Jujhar Singh Ji followed the path of his elder brother. He was less than sixteen years of age when he went to fight the battle against the Mughals. Like his brother, he also sacrificed his life in the battle, making his father proud of him. He laid down his life fighting near the place where his elder brother sacrificed his life and fall.
Zorawar Singh Ji and Fateh Singh Ji was the third and fourth son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were enthralling in Sirhind along with their grandmother. The Nawab of Sirhind was compelling them to change their morality and adopt Islam. They were young, but intrepid son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They both kept on refusing the threats and offers of the Nawab. After the long threat of warning and enticing them to convert to Islam, the Nawab of Sirhind sentenced them to death.
It was an abhorrent crime on the part of the Nawab, but he didn’t quit from it. One of the Nawab opposed to it saying “Though Guru Gobind Singh Ji is our enemy, but killing his sons is not the right decision and is against our religion, so I will not be the part of this”. They both were offered a safe place if they become Muslims. They both refused. In anger Nawab sentenced them to death, they were bricked alive. They were just nine and six years old when they died.
Mata Gujri, Mother of Guru Gobind Singh Ji also died after hearing about the death of their grandsons. She was thankful to God for their bravery and courage which led them stood in front of the Nawab.