Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji (1670 - 1716) is one of the greatest heros in Singh history who in 1710 with the Khalsa, uprooted the Mughal imperial rule in the Panjab and established the Khalsa Raaj (Rule). Baba Ji lived and died like a lion, whose faith in the Guru led to five-years of the Khalsa ruling Panjab.
The great rebel Gooroo (Guru) who has been for these twenty years so troublesome Subaship (Subah) of Lahore is at length taken with all his family and attendants by Abd-us-Samad Cawn the Suba (Subedar that is Governor) of that province. Some days ago they entered the city laden with fetters, his sole attendants which were left alive being about 780, all severally mounted on camels which were sent out of the city for that purpose, besides about 2,000 heads struck on poles, being those who died by the sword in battle....

He was the first emperor of the Sikh world. His earlier name was Lakshman Das, and thereafter Madho Das Bairagi. The name Baba Banda Singh was finally given to him by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, and was nominated as the leader of the Sikh community. He was entrusted with weapons and sent to Punjab, where he gave the death penalty to Vazeer Khan who had killed the yonger sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. At the end, the opponents became successful in capturing him. Hot pliers were used to remove flesh from his body. The liver of his son was taken and plunged into his mouth. In spite of all this, Baba ji did not change his mind: all this was the power of the holy nectar which had made him fearless. A Gurdwara has been established in Mehroli, Delhi where he was martyred.