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Life History Of Dhan Dhan Baba Isher Singh Ji Of Nanaksar

Sadh Sangat Ji, this is a very modest attempt at providing a mere glimpse into the
very spiritual life and most profound personality of the great Mahapursh Baba Isher
Singh Ji of Nanaksar Kaleran, Jagraon, Punjab, India. I must provide the disclaimer of it
being absolutely impossible for a mortal to narrate the true and astounding glory of the
Eternal. Although I have done my all in preserving the truth behind all my anecdotal
references, I must offer my most sincere and humble apologies for any inadequacies that
I may have disclosed. Furthermore, the unprecedented achievements of the Great Baba
Isher Singh Ji are so overwhelming that finding the right words are unattainable. Sadh
Sangat Ji, I now offer you a minor glance into the amazing life of Baba Isher Singh Ji…

Baba Isher Singh Ji arrived in his humanly form in the village of Jhorran, Tehsil
Jagraon, district Ludhiana on March 26, 1916, to the respected S. Bagga Singh Ji and
Shm. Partap Kaur Ji. Immediately following his birth, Baba Ji’s soul merged with a
higher spirituality. Baba Ji was constantly found meditating in silence, but always with a
merciful and peaceful heart. The glorious energy that transcended down onto Baba Ji
was directly from the Supreme Being himself, Akal Purakh.

Baba Ji was blessed with a family of four brothers and two sisters. However,
Baba Ji’s mission on Earth was not one that any child could understand. Therefore, when
Baba Ji would exclude himself from games and associating with other children, it was
immediately noticed. From an outsider’s view, Baba Ji was introverted and kept to
himself constantly. However, the extended periods of silence were attributed to Baba Ji
focusing on a deeper, more superior existence; he devoted his deeds and thoughts to a
lifestyle founded by Guru Nanak Sahib Ji.
Amazing examples of his devotion at such a young age included the effort that Baba Ji
put forth into gathering all the village children and holding spiritual discussions, along
with leading the children to recite Gurbani and Path. As Baba Ji grew older, he started
helping his mother and father in running the household and performed traditional
agricultural work, but would forever attune his concentration to the intoxicating
ambrosial nectar of Naam Simran to complete his tasks.

Throughout his childhood, Baba Ji constantly shared his divine insights with the
local residents. Though Baba Ji knew his teachings alone could provide salvation for
anyone who listened, Baba Ji also worked rigorously to provide all sorts of food and
belongings to all in sight. Baba Ji saw God’s light in all, and forever wanted to be in the
presence and sewa of a true GurSikh/Brahmgiani.

In 1929, Baba Nand Singh Ji of Nanaksar-Kaleran came to the village of Jhorran


to continue his Amrit Sanchar. It was this fateful year, that the inevitable union that was
predestined from above allowed Baba Ji to finally meet Baba Nand Singh Ji. The angelic
union was fortified once Baba Nand Singh Ji saw the light of spiritualism shine within
the young Baba Isher Singh Ji. Baba Ji immediately felt an immense love and knew his
life would be devoted to Sikhi through the guidance of Baba Nand Singh Ji. While
residing in Jhorran, Baba Nand Singh Ji announced that he needed a chief attendant who
was extremely religious and of a young age. Further, he exclaimed that the attendant
needs to be of firm determination and able to withstand the fear and anger. Baba Ji
already knew what his destiny had in store for him and immediately understood that Baba
Nand Singh Ji was referring to him.

After their initial meeting, Baba Ji willingly resumed his duties to his family, but
his longing for the holy Service and Simran increased. After their intense work on their
family land, each of Baba Ji’s brothers received a reward for their hard labor of
harvesting the wheat crop. Though his brothers used their reward for such temporary
items, Baba Ji knew that the preparing of Prashad through his earnings would offer
greater and long lasting blessings. Immediately Baba Ji began preparing his offering and
humbly requested that Baba Nand Singh Ji receive it at Nanaksar-Kaleran.

Only after such a short time, Baba Ji longed to devote his humanly life to the
word of Guru Nanak Sahib. His ardas (prayers) was finally granted when Baba Nand
Singh Ji asked Baba Ji’s mother about how many sons she had. Baba Ji’s mother replied,
“five.” Baba Ji knew the reason behind the questions and was ecstatic once Baba Nand
Singh Ji asked the final question, “Can you spare one for sewa?” Baba Ji’s mother
replied, “As you wish.” From this juncture in Baba Ji’s life, Baba Nand Singh Ji changed
Baba Ji’s name from Inder to the holy “Isher.” Baba Nand Singh Ji explained that Inder
denotes worldly grandeur, while Isher symbolizes one who is everlastingly in touch with
the Supreme Lord.

From this moment onward, Baba Isher Singh Ji served as the most devoted
Gurmukh Sewadar (personal attendant) to Baba Nand Singh Ji. Baba Ji’s sewa and
responsibilities increased rapidly and at the mere age of 27, Baba Isher Singh Ji became
the Hazoori (chief) Sewadar. Baba Ji’s soul was abundant in Naam Simran and he used
this undying commitment to serve Baba Nand Singh Ji with an unmatched devotion.
Baba Ji was always extremely attentive while performing his sewa, and did so in such
harsh conditions on a daily basis. Only such a holy soul could withstand such situations,
such as walking barefoot on jagged rocks and dirt, while reciting the name of the Guru.
While on duty, Baba Ji sacrificed all his personal comforts and never once slept or sat
down while attending to Baba Nand Singh Ji’s duties.

Shortly before the unthinkable departure of Baba Nand Singh Ji to his heavenly
abode in 1943, Baba Nand Singh Ji gathered his closest sewadars (associates). He
proudly proclaimed that Baba Isher Singh Ji had done an immaculate job with his sewa
and it was absolutely flawless. Therefore, Baba Nand Singh entrusted Baba Isher Singh
Ji with the holiest of services, which was the mission of Guru Nanak Sahib. Also, Baba
Nand Singh Ji demanded that every sewadar must give his utmost respect and dedication
to Baba Ji. Though blessed with all this, Baba Ji became extremely distraught once Baba
Nand Singh Ji returned to his heavenly body. The pain was so great that Baba Ji returned
to a place outside of Jhorran and immediately devoted himself to seven years of
continuous recitations of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Nanakar, now having no one to guide the sewadars, and no true master, became a
very different place. The immediate thoughts of Baba Ji were not to return and
occupy the space because of the extreme misuse at the hands of the selfish and
irresponsible people. These same people tarnished and destroyed the sacred
system that was imprinted by Baba Nand Singh Ji. Local villagers began to take
notice of the corruption and atrocities taking place at the sacred shrine by all the
ego driven individuals. They immediately found Baba Ji and earnestly requested
that he come back and restore the sanctity of uncontrollable area.

Baba Ji, acting through a heavenly message from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji,
ventured to Nanaksar with his devotees in the Summer of 1950. Immediately, news
spread across Punjab that the true successor has finally arrived and thousands of
individuals lined up to perform free service (Kar-Sewa). One of Baba Ji’s first missions
was to gather his devotees, the day following the Bhog of the Pooranmashi program, and
ready them to build a Sarovar (pool of Holy water). The reason for such a demand was
that Baba Ji wanted all his sewadars to take a dip in the ambrosial water at the next
Pooranmashi. This was extra troubling to many non-believers though because such a task
usually could not be accomplished within a 30 day time period. How would an amazing
feat of this nature resolve itself? The answer: Baba Ji.

Baba Ji imagined the sarovar to be 13 feet deep with extraordinary length and
width. Again, after hearing such measurements, the Sangat was flabbergasted by the
timeline in which that sarovar was to be created. The technicians and engineers all
agreed that something of this nature could not be completed in less than a year.
However, having such faith and a higher calling from above, Baba Ji refuted the time
frame and said that it must be done in time for the next Pooranmashi. Thus, on the 13th
Haar, the last week of June, Baba Ji began construction of the sarovar. The countless
hours spent by devotees and through the blessings of God himself, the sarovar was
completed in an amazing 28 days, to the surprise of all. After being awestruck by this
task, never again could one question any Bachan that was set forth by Baba Ji.

Baba Ji knew that more must be done at Nanaksar in order to proclaim it the
House of God. Baba Ji officially laid down the foundation of Nanaksar Thath on
Sangrand, in the month of Chet (March). An overwhelming amount of sangat, including
carpenters, masons, and blacksmiths, came to perform sewa. Engineers from all over the
land came and looked after the construction of the amazing Gurdwara. Nanaksar was
fitted with a crown of Golden Kalas which is 39 feet round and 13 feet high. Just like the
rapid construction of the sarovar, the entire seven-story Nanaksar was completed in a
record time of six months. The reason that this task was even greater was that Baba Ji
never asked for and never took a single rupee from any of his devotees. The labor was
done day and night and the sight of trucks hauling bricks and other material for no
compensation in return was a true testament to the devotion of his followers. Further, not
only did the construction material come with no price, but sangat would bring langar
three times daily without fail and without any requests to do so.
Baba Ji’s teachings and lessons were those carried over from Baba Nand Singh Ji
and he refused to venture away from his sermons. Through his constant recitations of
Kirtan and Akhand Paths, Baba Ji established a firm foundation built on undying
commitment and sewa. On several occasions, Baba Ji stressed the importance of
Sukhmani Sahib, and to this day the path has been recited in Nanaksar without break.
For over seventy years, Baba Ji’s devotees stood true to their promise regarding
Sukhmani Sahib. Baba Ji knew Nanaksar was an amazing establishment and decided to
help spread the word in other areas as well. Therefore, he started Nitnem and Kirtan at
many other Gurdwaras situated at Jhorran, Bhadaur, Barnala, Barundi, Samadh Bhai,
Dehradun, Ludhiana, and Seerah.

These extraordinary achievements set forth by Baba Ji and his sangat were more
than can be asked for on their own, but they do not compare to the true sewa that Baba Ji
is known for. The true gift that Baba Ji gave to his followers was that of baptizing them
as the son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj. This is something that has been
unsurpassed in history and one that remains unrivalled even today!

Baba Isher Singh Ji’s legacy coupled two fundamental tenets, which hold the key
to salvation in this life and beyond. In the first, Baba Ji stressed the ceaseless message of
Guru Nanak Sahib concerning universal brotherhood and doing well for all. He
emphasized the eternal spirituality of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji and explained that in
order to escape the clutches of physical and emotional suffering, one must confine in the
teachings and recognize Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as the living divinity of our ten Gurus.
Also, one should never distinguish between the divine scripture and our Guru Ji’s as they
are of an identical roop, jyot and atma (body, light and soul). The second legacy specifies
the necessity of giving your head to Guru Gobind Singh Ji through taking him as your
father by the process of Amrit and attaining true liberation to surpass the fear of death.

Baba Isher Singh Ji placed a giant emphasis on the need to become Amritdhari.
He would visit countless villages and cities throughout India to advance his Amrit
Parchar, and the scenes witnessed at these locations were truly staggering. Entire villages
would come to a halt, and all persons (young or old) would flock to his diwans to take the
holy nectar from the Panj (five) Pyare. Upon completion of the diwans, Baba Ji would
ask the entire congregation to recite the principle truth of his discourse – “Khande Da
Amrit Pee Lai, Je Milna Kalgian Wale Nu” (take this holy Amrit, if you want to meet
Kalgidhar Patshah, the 10th Guru).

Tens-of-thousands of individuals would come together to change their lives


forever, and within 13 short years, Baba Ji administered the blessing of Amrit to well
over 750,000 Sikhs. This unprecedented number has been seen as a benchmark for a
truly great and remarkable saint. At the end of every service, Baba Ji would exclaim,
“Always have company of that person who unites you with the GURU. Avoid the person,
who takes you away from the GURU, as you will suffer in the long run.”

Baba Ji was such an amazing spirit that many would fall to their hands and knees
upon first site of him. His saintly eyes would draw in any non-believer and soon-to-be-
devotees would immediately surrender after his holy darshan. Baba Ji’s routine would
stay the same over the years, as he always began with a shabad followed with bachans for
several hours. The hundreds of thousands of followers would come to see him from afar
and all immediately agreed after bachans that Baba Ji answered all the questions they had
thought about before arriving at holy Nanaksar.

Baba Ji would repeatedly decline the role of maya in Sikhi and held no regard for
anything monetary. Being the amazing saint that he was, he knew that nothing will ever
carry on once the humanly body has passed, except for good deeds and love for God.
During Baba Ji’s last diwan, on October 6, 1963, Baba Ji astonished the audience by
telling them how he has never seen a monetary bill throughout his life. This sort of
accomplishment is something that is unheard of by the mere mortal. Baba Ji further
announced that if any sort of saint accepts money of any kind, then he is actually wearing
a string of blades around his neck and that a true saint never thinks about money, his
family, and is completely devoid of ego.

Baba Isher Singh Ji’s sole mission for his presence on Earth was to propagate
Bani (daily prayer) and Bana (becoming an Amritdhari). Many examples of Baba Ji’s
goals have been seen throughout his lifetime and a prime example was seen when he
arrived at Kanpur one momentous day. Baba Ji’s devotees brought forth an industrialist
who was said to have owned many factories and land. The devotees spoke very highly
of this individual and described the enormous amount of land that he owned. After
meeting with the industrialist, Baba Ji began with a series of questions that shocked the
man and left him speechless. Baba Ji asked the man about how much time he devotes to
Gurbani everyday. The proud man looked at Baba Ji and described the vast amount of
work that he does on a daily basis, and further revealed that he had no time to devote to
prayer. After hearing his response, Baba Ji responded back in an instant, “The devotees
were telling me that you are very wealthy and gifted, however, in my opinion, you’re
nothing more than bankrupt.” After hearing such a response, the industrialist began to
wale aloud and passionately explained how no one has ever bothered to tell him such a
truth. Before that day, he knew that every saint he encountered would praise him for
having such a fortune, for the sole purpose that they might benefit from his fortune as
well.

During his voyage to Calcutta one year, Baba Ji decided to stop by Patna Sahib.
A non-believer decided to show up for one of Baba Ji’s amazing bachans one afternoon.
Bakhshi Singh was a clean-shaven man who was very well off and owned his own
transport company. Having no idea what he was in store for, Bakhshi Singh immediately
became awestruck by the depth and great substance that was seen within all of Baba Ji’s
bachans. After such an amazing first day, Bakhshi Singh knew he would come to receive
Baba Ji’s darshan as much as possible. However, shortly after, Baba Ji made it known to
his devotees that he must depart and to finally make his way to Calcutta. Heartbroken,
Bakhshi Singh stood up in front of the entire diwan and respectfully requested that Baba
Ji stay another week and bless the town with his presence. Baba Ji replied by telling the
eager devotee that he must provide Baba Ji with some sort of contribution. Bakhshi
Singh’s mind immediately ventured toward some sort of cash payment, which he had no
problem providing because of his great wealth. He already began thinking of different
amounts within his mind that appeased previous “saints” that came through Patna Sahib
in the past.

The omnipotent Baba Ji responded to Bakhshi Singh, “Bakhshi Singh, what you
have thought of in your mind is nothing compare to what I'm looking for. My demand is
way more than you could ever imagine." Bakhshi Singh was astonished and caught off
guard, but decided to double the intial offering in his mind. Then again, Baba Ji replied
“My demand is way more than what you have thought of this time around also.” Bakhshi
Singh reassured Baba Ji that whatever bheta (offering) Baba Ji found suitable, he would
provide without question. He stated, “I will not back away from my word.” For the third
and last time, Baba Ji said again, “Bakhshi Singh, you are giving me your word in front
of everyone, so think once again, and then do not back out.”

After Bakhshi Singh agreed for the last time, he was stunned when Baba Ji said,
“I am not here to collect your money, I am asking you to become an Amritdhari along
with your family so you could devote your time to the Guru as in spite of your wealth and
business, I have never seen a man as poor as you.” For the first time in his life, Bakhshi
Singh’s w
ealth and property was considered completely useless. Bakhshi Singh, weeping, fell
straight to the ground and touched the blessed charan (feet) of Baba Ji and pleaded for
eternal forgiveness. As shocked as Bakhshi Singh was, the diwan was even more so,
when they witnessed such a wealthy and powerful man fall and cry like a child within
seconds. The fulfillment of the deal between Baba Ji and Bakhshi Singh later that day
allowed Patna Sahib to have Baba Ji’s darshan for one more week, and the now humbled
man received the greatest gift of all: Kalgidhar’s Amrit.

Baba Ji enjoyed incorporating various teachings and stories from the past within
his diwans. One particular example was given in regards to the events preceding Guru
Teg Bahadur Ji taking his throne. It was a time of confusion and men who thrived upon
fooling society into thinking that they were the true Guru. These 22 fake manjis
(pretenders) were known throughout the land and many people fell victim to their false
ways. Baba Ji explained to his diwan that there will be a time in the near future when
many 22 fake “Gurus” will prevail and lay fake claim to the house of Guru Nanak Sahib.
Baba Ji also stated that these pretenders will fuel a generation of disbelief when dharma
(religion) will disappear and adharam (irreligion) will roam rampant. The heart of all this
evil will always come down to monetary items and a myriad of groups will try to succeed
and benefit from all. Though foreshadowing all this evil, Baba Ji also reassured his
devotees that Sikhi cannot be demolished, and in fact those who try to demolish such an
extraordinary religion will become annihilated themselves.

Even though hundreds-of-thousands of individuals were witness to Baba Ji’s


Amrit Parchar at any given time, Baba Ji gave strict orders that no one can ever advertise
or announce the events prior to Baba Ji’s holy narrations. Baba Ji’s bachans transcended
boundaries and combined mankind with one universal message. Nowhere was this more
apparent than in Baba Ji’s diwans where people of all shades and walks of life (rich or
poor) came together to be blessed with his presence. Among the endless list of eminent
personalities who sought Baba Ji's blessings included: The President of India Dr.
Rajendra Prasad (who specifically requested Baba Ji to grace the Rashtripati Bhavan with
his blessing), former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Defence Minister
of India S. Baldev Singh, Spiritual guru of Sanatan Dharmi sect of the Hindus Goswami
Ganesh Dutt, Chief Minister of Punjab S. Partap Singh Kairon, Lieutenant General
Maharaja Yadevindera Singh of Patiala, Maharaja of Faridkot, Deputy Defense Minister
of India S. Surjit Singh Majithia, Sant Fateh Singh, Shromani Akali Dal President Master
Tara Singh, S. Lachhman Singh Gill (future chief minister of Punjab ), (Advocate
General ) S. Gurnam Singh Tir, (Additional Adocate General of Punajb ) S. Harbans
Singh Doabia, Ex-Chairman Railway Board S. Karnail Singh, Honorary Magistrate Lala
Dhanpat Rai, Birla Seth, S.Bhagat Singh sessions judge, and countless others.

Through his holy eyes, Baba Ji viewed everyone as equal and never once
discriminated between color or creed, rich or poor. Though his followers included
countless politicians, businessmen, and public figures, Baba Ji gave the same teachings
and same amount of attention to the grieving persons or penniless farmers as he did the
wealthy politician. Baba Ji stressed to the sangat that in order to make Guru Nanak Sahib
happy, one must come to the doors of Guru Nanak Sahib without any ego or pride in the
same way as a pauper would approach a king’s castle. Baba Ji’s non-discriminatory
nature was seen time and again and a very specific example was seen while Baba Ji was
passing through Jagraon. While passing through, he stopped in the area of the extremely
poor and dirty, and exclaimed with such love, “Our love for you is way more than
others.”

Baba Isher Singh Ji started giving indications about his pending departure to his
heavenly abode many years prior to the actual date. Baba Ji’s recorded bachans give
countless hints about the future, and one of the main things he stressed was the shortness
of time he had to influence the masses. He would continuously inform the sangat that
there are many things that need to be accomplished, but God had given him a very short
lifespan.

Baba Isher Singh Ji visited Saproon (Shimla Hills) on September 7th, 1963 and
held religious gatherings at Saproon twice a day for 10 days. After that, Baba Ji moved
out to Shimla and held diwans twice a day for the next 10 days from Septemeber 17th to
September 26th. Baba Ji stayed a night at Pinjore Gardens on September 26th and made
his way back to Nanaksar on the morning of September 27th. Upon notification of Baba
Ji’s plans to return to Nanaksar, the sangat at Chandigarh immediately arranged for a
make shift diwan and requested Baba Ji to give them at least one month’s time. Baba Ji
declined and after continuously pleading the sangat changed their request from a month
to a week. In reply to their request, Baba Ji stated, “You are asking for a week, but I have
no time at all. I have to return to Nanaksar immediately as the Pooranmashi is fast
approaching.” As a last resort, the sangat requested Baba Ji to stay for a few hours and at
least have langar, but again Baba Ji replied that there was no time. However, Baba Ji did
agree to take the langar along with him to Nanaksar and pass it along to the sangat there.
At the time, no one understood why Baba Ji took such a swift course to Nanaksar, but the
upcoming days (in early October) would reveal why this final Pooranmashi function was
so vitally important.

Detailed below are a few more examples of the forecasts Baba Isher Singh Ji
made about his imminent future. Baba Ji’s devotee, Advocate General Gurnam Singh Tir,
came to Nanaksar on October 7, 1963 and requested Baba Ji to provide pathis (priests) as
he was planning for the recitation of Guru Granth Sahib Ji at his residence in Chandigarh.
Baba Ji asked him, “Which route did you take when coming here to Nanaksar?” He
replied that he came from the Amritsar route. Then Baba Ji questioned Gurnam Singh Tir
about the water level of the rivers at Harike Pattan. Gurnam Singh responded that, “the
water level is very high at Harike Pattan.” After a while, Baba Ji asked the same question
about the water level at Harike Pattan. Gurnam Singh Tir did not know that Baba Ji was
to go to that place after his merging with the Almighty soon after. Baba Ji continued the
discussion by telling his devotee to, “Move the recitations to another day.” To which he
answered back, “Baba Ji, I have already printed out the cards and distributed them to my
relatives, so I can’t move the recitations (path) to another day.” At this point, Baba Ji
gave a solid indication about the pending future by saying, “Gurnam Singh, go ahead and
take the pathis (priests), however, we’ll soon call them back over the phone.” Gurnam
Singh Tir didn’t think twice about this conversation and took the pathis along with him in
two separate cars. However, upon reaching Chandigarh, he immediately received a phone
call from Nanaksar informing him that Baba Ji had left for his heavenly abode. Gurnam
Singh Tir was completely shocked and remembered Baba Ji’s bachan about the phone
call. He and the pathis immediately returned to Nanaksar.

The next example concerns another devotee, a professional photographer named


S. Mohan Singh, who came to Nanaksar on October 3, 1963 to attend the Pooranmashi
diwan. He stayed there for 2 nights and when the Pooranmashi program was completed,
he asked for permission from Baba Ji to return back to his home at Dehradun (on October
5, 1963.) Baba Ji asked him to stay for a little longer and he agreed to Baba Ji’s bachan
and stayed an extra day. The next day he again asked for permission from Baba Ji so that
he could return to his family. Baba Ji again asked him to stay another day and being a
true devotee, he listened to Baba Ji’s bachan the second time around and stayed another
night at Nanaksar. On October 7, 1963 he came with folded hands again to ask for Baba
Ji’s permission to return home. Upon his insistence, Baba Ji replied back by saying,
“Well, if you have to go, go ahead, however, we’ll send a telegram for you to come
back.” When S. Mohan Singh reached Dehradun; his wife informed him that there was a
telegram waiting for him from Nanaksar. This telegram declared Baba Ji’s departure to
heaven and Mohan Singh immediately came back to Nanaksar to have final darshan of
the great saint. For years after, S. Mohan Singh continuously questioned himself for not
listening to Baba Ji, as all he remembers is Baba Ji’s last bachans about staying another
day and the subtle narration detailing how Nanaksar would never be the same.

On the morning of October 6, 1963, Baba Ji was on his morning walk along with
the Prince of Patiala, Kanwar Sahib. Baba Ji began questioning the prince about what
type of death he would prefer: someone that leaves instantly without any suffering or
someone who lingers on his deathbed while dreadfully expecting his last breath. Kanwar
Sahib responded with his preference, which undoubtedly was the first option. To this,
Baba Ji replied, “Kanwar Sahib, I like your answer, and I completely agree with you.”
Such an interesting conversation between Baba Ji and the prince should have
foreshadowed the sad future to the prince, but it went unnoticed. Similarly, Baba Ji spoke
to Dr. Sant Singh and his son Principal Balbir Singh on the same day (October 7, 1963)
and had a similar type of conversation. Baba Ji made it clear to Dr. Sant Singh on that
particular day that he must come to Nanaksar even if Baba Ji is not present. Thinking
nothing of the comment and figuring that Baba Ji is going to be traveling somewhere near
by, Dr. Sant Singh lovingly replied to Baba Ji that he will make it to Nanaksar no matter
what.

The final and most profound hint that Baba Ji gave to anyone regarding his
departure should have been very obvious in hindsight. However, no one would ever
imagine that Baba Ji would leave his earthly form and join with Akal Purakh after such a
short stint in Nanaksar. Two doctors, Dr. Harcharan Singh of Amritsar and Dr. Kulwant
Singh of Jagraon decided to visit Nanaksar on October 6, 1963, which was remarkably
the first and last time Dr. Harcharan Singh would be graced by Baba Ji’s presence. After
their intial meeting, Dr. Harcharan Singh repeatedly requested Baba Ji to allow him to
give a physical examination. After much convincing, Baba Ji allowed the doctor to
perform any necessary tasks to appease the doctor’s curiosity.

While proceeding with the checkup of the great saint, Dr. Sahib was startled when
Baba Ji stated “Dr. Sahib, do your checkup to clear your doubts, I don’t mind. However,
Akal Purakh has delivered a message for me to leave this world. I’m ready to go. I have
no attachments and no worries. I’m waiting on Guru Nanak Sahib’s final say, and at that
moment I’ll leave without delay.” Not realizing the gravity of such words, the doctor
continued and later finished his checkup and stated that Baba Ji was in excellent health.

Below is written proof of Dr. Harcharan Singh’s letter to Dr. Kulwant Singh, and
a copy of the letter is attached at the end of this article. Dr. Harcharan Singh writes,
“When the very next day, Baba Ji actually went to the Lord, I was wonderstruck by his
great forethought and initiations. He was really a great soul.”

Baba Ji gave his final pooranmashi address to his congregation at Nanaksar in the
Diwan of Pooranmashi on October 3, 1963. During his diwan, Baba Ji gave countless
indications that he will soon leave and merge with Guru Nanak’s Charn. However, as
faith driven humans, no one could possibly imagine how quickly Baba Ji was going to
leave. Hearts were broken and tears began to flow as if a great dam opened up its doors
when Baba Ji’s soul returned home at the worldly age of only 47 years ( on Oct.7,1963).
Through such an amazing saint, a profound teacher, a humorous entertainer, and a
loveable relative to all, Baba Ji spent his 13 years touching the lives of every person who
came across his way. He will never be forgotten, and to this day, when you look at a full
moon, Baba Ji will be smiling back at you.

( Balbir Singh M.A. humble servant of Dhan Dhan Baba Isher Singh Ji of Nanaksar )