Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh stood bravely in front of the Nawab of Sirhind. Their faces radiated a divine innocence and nobility. Yet this was not to be mistaken as a sign of weakness. Their brutal words shattered the peace of the Nawab’s court and warned him of impending doom. The young boys, merely eight and six years of age, proved to be the valiant sons of their valiant father, Guru Gobind Singh.
Separated from their parents and brothers after leaving the Anandpur Fort, the young Sahibzade did not succumb to the threats of the Mughal tyrants. Driven and encouraged by their grandmother Mata Gujari, the courageous boys maintained the glory of the Sikh faith. The young souls rebuffed the Nawab’s attempts to bribe them, and convince them to forsake the Sikh religion and convert to Islam.
When threatened with torture and death, they laughed in the faces of the enemy. Nothing could break their spirit, and nothing would separate them from their pious beliefs. With Waheguru on their lips, and unwavering devotion in their hearts, the young Sahibzade walked towards their martyrdom. Their grandmother’s blessings and God Almighty’s grace rendered them invincible. On that dark day, their mortal bodies did indeed fall, but their immortal spirits emerged victorious, leaving an indelible mark of awe in the minds and hearts of those who witnessed or heard of their sacrifice.