Dilawar Singh Babbar Age, Demise, Girlfriend, Spouse, Household, Biography & Extra

Dilawar Singh Babbar (1970-1995) or Dilawar Singh Jai Singh Wala was a Punjab Police officer and member of Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI) who assassinated the previous Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh on 31 August 1995 by performing as a suicide bomber at Secretariat Advanced, Chandigarh.


Dilawar Singh was born on Tuesday, 18 August 1970 (age 25 years; on the time of demise) in his maternal village Panjgrain, Punjab. His zodiac signal is Leo. Dilawar Singh’s father relocated from his native village Jai Singh Wala to Patiala, the place Dilawar grew up on avenue no. 12 in Guru Nanak Nagar. There, he met and have become buddies with Lakhwinder Singh Lakha and Gurmeet Singh, each accused of Beant Singh’s assassination. Whereas Lakha resided on the intersection of streets 9 and 13, Gurmeet Singh lived on avenue no. 14.

An image of Balwant Singh Rajoana and Dilawar Singh Babbar

After finishing his formal schooling, Dilawar Singh started his profession as a Punjab Police officer.

Bodily Look

Peak (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black


Dad and mom & Siblings

Dilawar Singh Babbar’s father, Harnek Singh, labored as a Senior Assistant within the Youth Welfare Division of Punjabi College, Patiala. His mom’s title is Surjit Kaur. Dilawar had two brothers, Chamkaur Singh and Harvinder Singh. Chamkaur Singh labored as a senior monetary analyst and income official within the Division of Youth Service, Authorities of India.

Dilawar Singh Babbar’s father

SGPC’s functionaries bestowing the Siropa upon Dilawar Singh’s mom to honour her within the reminiscence of her son

SGPC’s functionaries bestowing the Siropa upon Dilawar Singh’s brother Chamkaur Singh

Spouse & Kids

He was single.

Insurgency in Punjab

Beant Singh was sworn in because the Chief Minister of Punjab in 1992 within the aftermath of Operation Blue Star, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. At the moment, within the terrorism-ridden Punjab, well-armed Sikh separatists had been combating for an unbiased homeland of Khalistan for almost 12 years. Considered one of these separatist organisations referred to as Babbar Khalsa Worldwide (BKI) was joined by Dilawar Singh whereas he was serving within the Punjab Police. From 9 June 1993 to 18 September 1994, he served as a Particular Ops Officer within the district of Fatehgarh Sahib. Working as a Particular Ops Officer, he witnessed the government-approved counter-terror operations by which Punjab Police undertook quite a few extra-judicial killings and unlawful detention of younger Sikhs. By November 1994, the Punjab authorities fired a variety of Particular Ops Officers all through the state, together with Dilawar Singh. With this dismissal, Dilawar Singh realised that SPOs have been employed by the federal government solely to bloodbath harmless Sikh youths within the title of counter-terror operations. These occasions outraged Dilawar, who then volunteered to eliminate the Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh. Though Beant Singh’s success in minimising terrorism in Punjab resurrected the general respect for Sikhs within the nation which had been misplaced after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, he was accused of approving pretend encounter killings, abductions, and secret cremations in the course of the insurgency in Punjab when the federal government was attempting to eliminate Khalistani militants. Thereafter, he rented a one-room lodging at a secluded place in Village Ratoli, Tehsil Rajgarh, Sirmour district round Might or June 1995, the place he held conferences with different conspirators concerning the assassination.

The assassination of Beant Singh

On 31 August 1995, Dilawar Singh, together with the backup bomber Balwant Singh Rajoana, reached the secretariat complicated in a freshly painted white Ambassador bearing Delhi licence plates. Dilawar Singh wore his Punjab Police uniform beneath which 1.5 kg of explosives in a bandolier-shaped belt was tied round his waist. After some time when Balwant left, Dilawar scribbled a couplet in Gurmukhi script on a bit of paper which learn,

Je mein shaheedan di yaad wich geet na gaaye, teh ohna diyan ruhan Kuralun giyan”
(If I don’t recite rhymes in reminiscence of the martyrs their souls can be tormented).

At 5.10 p.m., three white Ambassadors pulled up close to the VIP portico on the secretariat complicated to select up the CM. Simply when Beant Singh was about to step into the automobile, Dilawar walked towards his bullet-proof automobile and pressed the button of the bomb. Together with Beant Singh, the explosion claimed the lives of 17 others together with 3 Indian commandos and Beant Singh’s shut pal Ranjodh Singh Mann. Later, BKI claimed accountability for Beant Singh’s demise and attributed the deep-rooted felony conspiracy to the indiscriminate atrocities in opposition to the harmless Sikhs throughout his tenure as CM.

An image of Secretariat Advanced, Chandigarh, clicked on 31 August 1995 after the suicide bomber Dilawar Singh Babbar assassinated the CM Beant Singh

Aftermath of Assassination

An deserted Ambassador automobile with a Delhi quantity recovered by the Chandigarh police in September 1995 led to the arrest of the primary convict Lakhwinder Singh. By February 1996, the police found different conspirators, Gurmeet Singh, Naseeb Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Navjot Singh, Jagtar Singh Tara, Shamsher Singh, Jagtar Singh Hawara, Balwant Singh Rajoana, and Paramjit Singh Bheora. On 25 December 1997, Balwant Singh Rajoana confessed his hand in Beant Singh’s killing within the makeshift courtroom of Burail Jail, Chandigarh. Earlier than being silenced, he raised pro-Khalistan slogans,

Khalistan zindabad, Bhai Dilawar Singh zindabad!”

His confession left the jail authorities and journalists awestruck who then requested Rajoana, “Why would someone at such a time want to give up his life?” to which Rajoana replied,

Tusi key jano dosti kinj nebhai jandi hai.”
(How have you learnt the way of life as much as friendship?)

Apparently, Dilawar and Balwant had tossed a coin to determine who would change into the suicide bomber. So when Dilawar received the deadly toss and agreed to lose his life, he requested Balwant Singh to admit his hand within the crime.

Different Convicts within the Assassination of Beant Singh

Balwant Singh Rajoana (Backup Bomber)

On 25 December 1997, Balwant Singh Rajoana, a former Punjab Police constable, confessed his hand in Beant Singh’s killing within the makeshift courtroom of Burail Jail, Chandigarh. The particular CBI courtroom gave the demise sentence to Rajoana on 1 August 2007. Rajoana was jailed in Patiala Central Jail when the Chandigarh courtroom issued the demise warrant to the Patiala jail authorities for executing Rajoana scheduled on 31 March 2012. Rajoana’s execution, which was to be carried out on the Patiala Central Jail, was stayed after Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal met Pratibha Patil searching for clemency for Rajoana. In Might 2022, The SC directed the Centre to determine inside two months  Rajoana’s plea that his demise sentence be commuted to life imprisonment on the grounds of his lengthy incarceration of almost 26 years.

Balwant Singh Rajoana

Jagtar Singh Hawara (The Mastermind)

Hawara is taken into account to be the mastermind behind the plot to kill Beant Singh. A member of the BKI, Hawara organized the explosives and funds to buy the Ambassador automobile used within the assassination. In January 2004, he escaped, together with Tara and each other, from Burail jail after digging a 110-foot-long tunnel from inside a high-security jail in Chandigarh. Nonetheless, he was rearrested in 2005 from Dehli. Later, his demise sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Jagtar Singh Hawara

Jagtar Singh Tara (The Mastermind)

Tara labored as a mechanic-cum-taxi driver in Delhi. An energetic member of BKI, Tara helped Hawara buy the automobile and introduced it to Chandigarh, the place he acquired it re-painted to enter the secretariat complicated. Tara was arrested in September 1995 in Delhi. Nonetheless, he escaped with Hawara in the course of the trial of the case in 2004 and was on the run for 11 years. He was later arrested in Thailand in 2015. In 2018, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Jagtar Singh Tara in Thailand


Lakhwinder Singh was a Punjab Armed Police constable connected to the official automobile wing of the secretariat. Gurmeet Singh was a diploma holder in engineering, who labored for a Chandigarh service centre of a shopper electronics firm. Shamsher Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, and Gurmeet Singh got life imprisonment by the courtroom of R Ok Sondhi within the makeshift courtroom of Burail Jail. In the meantime, Naseeb Singh was given 10 years imprisonment, which he had already undergone in the course of the trial spanning over 11 years. The seventh accused Navjot Singh was acquitted by the particular courtroom.

Deal with

Home No. 23, Road No. 12, Guru Nanak Nagar, Patiala, Punjab, India.


  • Throughout a listening to earlier than the then District and Classes Choose Amar Dutt,  Balwant Singh Rajoana, whereas remembering Dilawar stated,
    It was nothing however divine intervention. Simply as Bhai Dilawar Singh was approaching the Chief Minister, everybody round was momentarily blinded. That’s the explanation why there are not any eyewitnesses.”

  • Dilawar Singh once more made headlines on 15 June 2022, when Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) put in his portrait on the Central Sikh Museum contained in the Golden Temple complicated. The set up of the portrait sparked controversy as Anti-Terrorist Entrance of India (ATFI) president Viresh Shandilya stated that it was a sign of the return of terrorism in Punjab and referred to as on chief minister Bhagwant Mann to cease the set up of the portrait. Nonetheless in the course of the set up ceremony, SGPC President praised Dilawar Singh saying,
    Shaheed Bhai Dilawar Singh had put an finish to the atrocities and gross human rights violations dedicated in opposition to the Sikhs then. The choice of sacrificing self just isn’t potential with out the Guru’s blessing, and each time atrocities have been dedicated on the Qaum (neighborhood/nation), Sikhs have at all times made historical past by making sacrifices.”

  • When the police searched Dilawar Singh’s home on 5 September 1995, they recovered a small booklet on Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The final title web page of the e-book featured a pen sketch, which seemed to be a belt bomb with a detonator system.
  • On March 23, 2012, the title of ‘National Martyr’ was bestowed upon Dilawar Singh Babbar by Akal Takht, the best temporal seat of the Khalsa. However, Rajoana was honoured with the title of “Living Martyr.”
  • Earlier than his demise, Dilawar Singh handed over his image to Balwant Singh with a couplet scribbled on the bottom which learn,
    Sada tah ek duniya ander jogi wala fera hai,
    Naa hello eh jagg tera sajna, na hello eh jag mera hai,
    Es sohni nu doban lyi tah kacha ghara bathera hai.”
    (My go to to this world is that of a saint,
    Neither is that this world yours, neither is it mine,
    To sink this ‘Sohni,’ this uncooked pot is sufficient.)

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