Bhai Sahib Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji regarded one of the greatest Kirtaniye of all time had to have his body cremated after a significant struggle. Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa died due to the coronavirus and he left the earth at Amritvela 4:30am last evening.
In what has to be one of the most shameful things to have occurred on the land of five rivers that Panth’s most admired Raagi could not have his body cremated in peace until a family donated land for the cremation. The family of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji ran around different places to get the body cremated but everyone refused until a family finally donated their land.
The family members of Bhai Sahib attempted to get his body cremated at the crematorium in Verka, Amritsar but he was refused. Sikhs around the area were unhappy that SGPC did not make arrangements for the cremation. Sikhs around the world expressed unhappiness over the village of Verka preventing the cremation from happening at the village’s crematorium.
The family members of Bhai Nirmal Singh Ji struggled to find a place to cremate the body. Several places in Verka refused to give land to cremate the body.
It wasn’t until late in the evening of April 2, 2020 that Bhai Sahib’s body was cremated after a family donated their land for the cremation at a land outside the village. Sikhs on social media express disappointment that not even 1 political leader or religious leader came to funeral of Bhai Nirmal Singh.
The people of Verka Village told the family according to Akaal Channel that since Bhai Sahib was not from the village that he could not get his body cremated at the village site.
Here is a video of the incident: