Narain Singh, Thikriwala (1878- )

Narain Singh, along with Balwant Singh and Nand Singh, made up a three person delegation of Vancouver South Asians to London, Delhi, and Punjab in 1913. He was from the village of Thikriwala near Barnala in Patiala, Punjab, and had spent five years in China before emigrating to Vancouver where he worked initially as a labourer. He stayed in India from 1913 and settled in his village where he owned property. The police noted that he was active in the organized opposition to the Maharaja of Patiala from 1917-1922 and, as secretary of the Patiala Akali Jatha, was prominent in the Sikh agitation over the control of Sikh shrines in Punjab.

Sources: The Ghadr Directory, 1934, Compiled by the Director, Intelligence Bureau, Home Department, Government of India (Published, Patiala: Punjabi University, 1997).