The word sahibzadey means “sons” in Punjabi and is a term commonly used to refer to the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.
The martyrdom of the four sahibzadey is an important part of Sikh history and the occasion of their martyrdom is remembered and commemorated by Sikhs.
Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh: Chote Sahibzaade
The two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh were Baba Fateh Singh, aged six and Baba Zorawar Singh, aged nine.
Guru Gobind Singh’s mother, Mata Gurjri, was captured along with the Guru’s two youngest sons at the city of Sirhind.
They were imprisoned overnight in an open tower.
The following day, the two children were taken to the governor of Sirhind, Wazir Khan. He offered the children freedom and wealth if they converted to Islam.
Both Baba Fateh Singh and Baba Zorawar Singh refused to convert their faith.
The two boys were then bricked alive until they suffocated, and then decapitated.