It is said that the beauty of Kashmir inspired Pandit Nehru to write his finest prose and Bhai Vir Singh to write his finest poetry. But the tears of the helpless and condemned prisoners made Dr. Diwan Singh to write prose and poetry both. A godly man with great healing powers Dr. Kalapani built a house of God and named it "New Gurdwara" which became a rallying point for all Hindus, Muslims, Budhists and Sikhs in the islands. Dr. Diwan Singh transformed himself into a mobile doctor available to all at all times and his house into a minihospital where the poor were given free treatment and food.
He came to Andaman and Nicobar in 1925 from Rangoon. On 19th March, 1942 the Japanese invaded the islands. First the Japanese needed Dr. Singh to consolidate their position and they appointed him Director, Medical Services with additional charge of Public Relations. But he came in frontal clash with the Japanese when they collected Indian girls and women to supply to their 30,000 thousand soldiers as comfort girls. He condemned the act with full vigour, with the result, he was arrested on Oct. 23, 1943 and tortured to death. He was subjected to inhuman tortures in his solitary cell of cellular jail. Diwan Singh was suspended from the ceiling of his cell by his hair and mercilessly beaten. His hands and feet were tied and various parts of his body burnt. Pins and needles were thrust into his nails and toes. Electric shocks were administered to his body. His eye balls were gouged. This reminds us of Sikh martyrs of 18th and 19th century.Download Ebook to Read Continue