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Jathedar Akali Nihang Baba Bishan Singh Ji

Jathedar (head) of the Nihang 'Shauni' (encampment) at Sach Khand Sri Hazoor Sahib (Nanded, Maharashtra) photographed at the Budha Dal HQ in Patiala, Punjab.

 

He is in his mid 90s - from what events he can recall. Trusted and wise, he is considered one of the voices of reason amongst the Akali Nihangs. He is able to draw on a myriad of traditions - horse-riding, archery, martial arts, cooking, history, scriptures, folk-tales and has travelled all over India.

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Taken on December 29, 2006