Baba Harbhajan Singh: Holy Ghost of Sikkim

Harbhajan Baba is a holy figure all across Sikkim. He was a late sepoy enrolled in the Punjab Regiment on February 9, 1966. Harbhajan Singh had been born in a small village known as Browndal in Kapurthala district of the Indian state of Punjab. He was listed in the Indian army at a tender age and was soon posted on the high posts of Sino-Indian (China India) border near Nathula Pass. In the year 1968 there was heavy rainfall and floods throughout the region. On October 4 of the same year Harbhajan Singh was escorting a mule caravan from the battalion headquarters at Tukla to Deng Chukla. On his way he fell into a fast flowing stream and was washed away. Indian army continued search for his body for a couple of days. But this search was abandoned due to inclement weather and risks of further loss of life.

Baba Harbhajan Singh

As it seemed the battalion had finally given up hope of finding the body of their soldier, suddenly one night Harbhajan Singh appeared in the dream of one of his close colleagues. In the dream Harbhajan Singh mentioned the exact details of the location where his body could be found. He also asked the colleague to ask the army to construct a Samadhi (shrine) on that spot. He also promised that he would not quit his duty, though dead, he will patrol the area and never give up being a soldier of the Indian Army. When the man awoke he dismissed the dream as being a manifestation of his grief for the loss of his buddy.

Shrine of Harbhajan Baba

Soon another colleague saw the same dream. Now, this could not be a coincidence as both dreams had same sequence of events. A search party was dispatched to the spot mentioned in the dream and Harbhajan Singh’s body was found. He was cremated with full military honours. There was also a Samadhi built at Chhokya Cho as per the wish expressed by Harbhajan Singh. So, all the demands in the first part of the dream were fulfilled.

Bed of Late Harbhajan Singh

As for the second part, where Harbhajan Singh had promised he would still patrol the area, soon reports started coming in of a man riding a horse patrolling the area. Many Indian soldiers reported having such sightings. The Chinese troops on the other side of the border also claimed to have seen a ghost rider with Indian army uniform. Over the years Indian soldiers have seen Harbhajan Singh in their dreams and they have been informed of the loopholes and unprotected areas through which Chinese could attack. All his instructions were accurate and military took measures likewise.

Harbhajan Singh goes for a leave on September 14 each year to Kapurthala

The popularity of Harbhajan Baba grew among the common people as well. His Samadhi became a religious spot and people from far and wide came with their problems. Many infirmities have been reported to have cured after visits to this shrine. The Samadhi of Harbhajan Baba consists of three rooms. There is a neatly arranged bed laid out and uniform and boots are displayed. It has been reported by the caretakers of the Samadhi that each morning the bed sheets are crushed as though someone has slept on them. Further the polished boots are covered with soil and mud.

Memorial Plaque for Harbhajan Singh

For his service to the Indian army Late Sepoy Harbhajan Singh was promoted to the position of Honorary Captain. Monthly pay check is sent to Kapurthala residential address of Harbhajan Singh. He goes on an annual leave on September 14 every year. His trunk is packed with all the essentials and two soldiers accompany him to Kaputhala on train. He is brought back in the same manner. During his days of leave the patrolling around Nathula Pass is increased. Harbhajan Singh is the protector whom the Chinese never will to offend.

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46 thoughts on “Baba Harbhajan Singh: Holy Ghost of Sikkim

  1. I realy proud when i read that our country soldiers still serving to save our country,when they are not in this world…i big salute for them…jai hind.

  2. Yek Army Man Baba ji the Jinhone Sarir Ka Tyag Kar Diya Kintu Deshbhakti Nahin Chhodi Or Usi Desh Ke Gaddar Neta Jis Desh Ko Lut Kha Rahe Hen. Kash Koyi Baba Yensa Bhi Ho Jata Jo In Luteron Ka Nash Karta

  3. Is Army Man Ko Mera Sat Sat Naman, Kash Hamen Bhi Moka Mila Hota Army Man Banne Ka Jispe Hame Garv Hai. Jai Hind sir!


  5. I salute you baba ji. You still doing your job with full dedication no matter you are alive or dead. Itz amazing. You are an Idol for all Indians. .

  6. I salute u from deep of my heart for your uninterrupted service towards your job. Jai babaji. We respect you with deep heart

  7. i big salute to you babaji. aapki dristi hamesha sarhadon ki hifajat karti rahe. vijender tanwar haluwasia

  8. I know personally this truth. Harbhajan Baba is an example of patriotic zeal in Indian soldiers. They even serve the nation even after their their physical death and become immortal through their spiritual existence . A great source of inspiration to all of us.

  9. I visited recently and find the place true and what ever said about this seems to be correct.It is a beautiful place and Regards His Duty After Death.

  10. Politicians, and sports men are getting the respect of Bharat Ratna award, where these patriots of India are the real eligible persons for the award Bharat Ratna… JAI HIND….


  11. I am proud of the great patriot who is serving the country after his death. We should learn a lesson from this great ” AMAR” personality, Baba Harbhajan Singh ji.

  12. Uhh, I heard this from my friend…. I live in Las Vegas and… I am really proud of him HATS OFF…. I thought India was a really boring place… but now.. I am gonna come to Nathula Pass… This post by annoyz view can prove science wrong that there is something beyond matter… which is really powerful. All I heard about ghosts was they are really damn powerful and they make wrong use of their paranormal powers…. finally we have something to prove science wrong… Indians do not worry I am gonna spread this all over Vegas I am really gonna make him so popular that his parents make a new good house 🙂
    SALUTE from Vegas…
    Sir, you are beyond words 🙂

  13. Salute is very small word fOr this brave soldier. I’m highly moved by his story. I’m feeling proud that my dad is an army soldier.

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