The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the brave Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji on his
350th Jayanti.

 Banda Singh Bahadur (born Lachman Dev) (1670 – 1716), was a Sikh warrior and a commander of Khalsa army.
At age 15 he left home to become a Hindu ascetic, and was given the name ‘’Madho Das’’.

 He established a monastery at Nānded, on the bank of the river Godāvarī, where in 1708 he became a disciple of,
Guru Gobind Singh, who gave him the new name of Banda Bahadur.

 He came to Khanda in Sonipat and assembled a fighting force and led the struggle against the Mughal Empire.

 His first major action was the sacking of the Mughal provincial capital, Samana, in November 1709. After
establishing his authority and Khalsa rule in Punjab, he abolished the zamindari system, and granted property
rights to the tillers of the land.

 Banda Singh was captured by the Mughals and tortured to death in 1715-1716.

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