List of Sikhs

Sikh (/ˈsk/ or /ˈsɪk/; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖ, sikkh IPA: [ˈsɪkkʰ]) is the title and name given to an adherent of Sikhism. The term has its origin in the Sanskrit term śiṣya, meaning "disciple, learner" or śikṣa, meaning "instruction".

KHANDa a symbol of pride

Historical importance to Sikh religionEdit

  • Bhai Mardana (1459-1534) was Guru Nanak Dev's companion on all of his Udasis (travels) and he played kirtan.
  • Bebe Nanaki (1464-1518) is known as the first Sikh. She was the elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder and first Guru (teacher) of Sikhism. Bebe Nanaki was the first to realize her brother's spiritual eminence.
  • Sri Chand ( ਸ੍ਰੀ ਚੰਦ )(1494–1629)[1] was the first son of Guru Nanak, raised by his sister. Sri Chand was a renounciate yogi. After his father left Sri Chand stayed in Dera Baba Nanak and maintained Guru Nanak's temple. He established the Udasi order who travelled far and wide to spread the Word of Nanak.
  • Mata Khivi ( ਮਾਤਾ ਖੀਵੀ ) (1506–1582) is the only woman mentioned in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. She was the wife of Guru Angad, and established the langar system, a free kitchen where all people were served as equals. Only the best possible ingredients were used, and everyone was treated with utmost courtesy. Her hospitality has been emulated over the centuries and has become the first cultural identity of the Sikhs. She helped her husband to establish the infant Sikh community on a stronger footing, and is described as good natured, efficient, and beautiful.
  • Baba Buddha (6 October 1506 – 8 September 1631) was one of the earliest disciples of Guru Nanak. He lived an exemplary life and was called on to perform the ceremony passing the guruship on to five gurus, up to Guru Hargobind. Baba Buddha trained the sixth Guru in martial arts as a young man to prepare him for the challenges of the guruship.
  • Bhai Gurdas ( ਭਾਈ ਗੁਰਦਾਸ ) (1551–1637) is one of the most eminent literary personalities in the history of the Sikh religion. He was a scholar, poet and the scribe of the Adi Granth. He was an able missionary and an accomplished theologian. Being well versed in Indian religious thought, he was able to elaborate profoundly the tenets of Sikhism.
  • Mata Gujri (1624–1705) joined the ninth Guru in his long meditation at Baba Bakala before he assumed the guruship. She gave birth to and raised the tenth guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Mata Gujri accompanied her youngest grandsons, Baba Fateh Singh and Baba Zorawar Singh to their martyrdom at Sirhind-Fategarh, and subsequently passed as well.
  • Mai Bhago (ਮਾਈ ਭਾਗੋ)[2] is one of the most famous women in Sikh history. She is always pictured on horseback wearing a turban with her headscarf gracefully flowing in the wind, courageously leading an army into battle. A staunch Sikh by birth and upbringing, she was distressed to hear in 1705 that some of the Sikhs of her village who had gone to Anandpur to fight for Guru Gobind Singh had deserted him under adverse conditions. She rallied the deserters, persuading them to meet the Guru and apologize to him. She led them back to Guru Gobind Singh Ji in the battlefield at Muktsar (Khidrana) Punjab. She thereafter stayed on with Guru Gobind Singh as one of his bodyguards, in male attire. After Guru Gobind Singh left his body at Nanded in 1708, she retired further south. She settled in Jinvara, where, immersed in meditation, she lived to an old age.
  • Bhai Mani Singh (1644-1738) was an 18th-century Sikh scholar and martyr. He was a childhood companion of Guru Gobind Singh[1] and took the vows of Sikhism when the Guru inaugurated the Khalsa in March 1699. Soon after that, the Guru sent him to Amritsar to take charge of the Harmandar, which had been without a custodian since 1696. He took control and steered the course of Sikh destiny at a critical stage in Sikh history. The nature of his death in which he was dismembered joint by joint has become a part of the daily Sikh Ardas (prayer).
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780 –1839) was the leader of the Sikh Empire which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. Ranjit Singh's reign introduced reforms, modernization, investment into infrastructure, and general prosperity. His government and army included Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and Europeans. Ranjit Singh's legacy includes a period of Sikh cultural and artistic renaissance, including the rebuilding of the Harimandir Sahib in Amritsar as well as other major gurudwaras, including Takht Sri Patna Sahib, Bihar and Hazur Sahib Nanded, Maharashtra under his sponsorship. He was popularly known as Sher-i-Punjab, or "Lion of Punjab".
  • Bhagat Puran Singh ( ਭਗਤ ਪੁਰਨ ਸਿੰਘ )(1904–1992) was a great visionary, an accomplished environmentalist and a symbol of selfless service to humanity. He was the founder of the All India Pingalwara charitable society which imparts service to the poor, downtrodden, the dying, and the mentally and physically handicapped people.
  • Harbhajan Singh Khalsa (1929-2004) spread awareness of Sikhism in the West. Through his influence, thousands of young people adopted the Sikh faith. Harbhajan Singh's interfaith work included meetings with popes and archbishops in the 1970s and 80s, when Sikhism was little known outside of India. A number of scholars have concurred that Harbhajan Singh Khalsa's introduction of Sikh teachings into the West helped identify Sikhism as a world religion while at the same time creating a compelling counter-narrative to that which identified Sikhs solely as race with a shared history in India.[3]

MartyrsEdit

Other Religious FiguresEdit

Criminals and MilitantsEdit

Gurbani KeertanEdit

EntertainmentEdit

Punjabi CinemaEdit

BollywoodEdit

Telugu CinemaEdit

HollywoodEdit

British film, drama and entertainmentEdit

Internet celebritiesEdit

Pop and western BhangraEdit

Bhangra and other Punjabi LegendsEdit

Sikh nationalist leadersEdit

Indian revolutionaries and freedom fightersEdit

PoliticiansEdit

CanadaEdit


PakistanEdit

FijiEdit

  • Ujagar Singh Elected to the Legislative Council of Fiji in the 1968, representing the National Federation Party (NFP). He was also a member of independent Fiji's House of Representatives.

IndiaEdit

MalaysiaEdit

  • Gobind Singh Deo – Democratic Action Party Central Executive Committee, Current Member of Parliament, Minister of Communications and Multimedia
  • Karpal Singh – Chairman of DAP. Member of parliament (aka "Tiger of Jelutong")

MauritiusEdit

  • Kher Jagatsingh – Minister of Education and Minister of Planning & Economic Development (1967-1982)

New ZealandEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

AthletesEdit

AthleticsEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

CyclingEdit

CricketEdit

EquestrianEdit

FootballEdit

Association footballEdit

GolfEdit

HockeyEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Muay ThaiEdit

PowerliftingEdit

RallyEdit

  • Karamjit Singh, PRWC champion 2002, Asia Pacific Rally Championship champion 2001. A Malaysian known as the "Flying Sikh"

RugbyEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • Pamela Rai, 1984 Olympic bronze medalist, 1986 Commonwealth Games gold medalist

WrestlingEdit

BusinessEdit

HistoriansEdit

JournalistsEdit

WritersEdit

Punjabi, Hindi and UrduEdit

EnglishEdit

ModelsEdit

HumanitariansEdit

Painters and artistsEdit

ArchitectsEdit

  • Ram Singh, one of pre-partition Punjab's foremost architects

Health and wellnessEdit

Science and technologyEdit

MedicineEdit

PhysicsEdit

LawyersEdit

Military leadersEdit

Singaporean Army and NavyEdit

Indian Air ForceEdit

Air Marshal of Air ForceEdit

Indian armyEdit

Sikhs In US MilitaryEdit

Akal Purakh Ki Fauj after 1947Edit

Military Gallantry Award WinnersEdit

British Indian ArmyEdit

Victoria CrossEdit

Indian Armed ForcesEdit

Param Veer ChakraEdit

Mahavir ChakraEdit

See alsoEdit

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