Modi to attend martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Posted on:04 Jul 2016 18:00:16

Modi to attend martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
04 July 2016 Current Affairs GK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attended commemorative event to mark the 300th martyrdom anniversary of Sikh military commander Baba Banda Singh Bahadur on 6 July 2016.The Prime Minister also released a book and souvenir on Baba Banda Singh Bahadurji on the occasion.

A coin was also released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to mark the 300th martyrdom day of Banda Bahadur.

Banda Singh Bahadur : Banda Singh Bahadur was born on 27 October 1670 in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch district. His childhood name was Lachman Dev. At age 15 he left home to become an ascetic and was given the name Madho Das Bairagi. He established a monastery at Nanded, on the bank of the river Godavari. In September 1708, he was visited by Guru Gobind Singh and became his disciple, who gave him the new name of Banda Singh Bahadur. In 1716, he was captured by the Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar and tortured to death.

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