Original Name: Dharam Das
Became Bhai Dharam Singh on taking Amrit
Born: 1666, Hindu jat farming family in Village SAIFPUR-KARAMCHANDPUR, HASTINAPUR, District MEERUT, Uttar Pradesh on the banks of river Ganges, the same year of birth as Guru Gobind Singh
Father name: Bhai Sant Ram Ji
Mother name: Mata Mai Sabho Ji
Akal Chalana: Attained Shayeedie at Nanded Sahib on 1708, aged 42 years.
At the time of creation of Khalsa, Bhai Sahib ji was 33 years old
Together with Bhai Daya Singh was sent to deliver the Zafarnamah to Emperor Aurangzeb
On night of 7/8 December 1705 at Chamkaur with Bhai Daya Singh accompanied Guru Gobind Singh out of the fort.
Bhai Dharam Singh (1666–1708), one of the Panj Pyare or the Five Beloved, the forerunners of Khalsa, came of farming stock. He was the son of Bhai Sant Ram and Mai Sabho, of the village Saifpur-Karamchandpur, Hastinapur, Meerut District.
Joins 10th Guru
Dharam Das, as he was originally named, was born around 1666. As a young man, he fell into the company of a Sikh who introduced him to the teachings of the Gurus. He left home at the age of thirteen in quest of further instruction. At the Sikh shrine of Nanak Piau, dedicated to Guru Nanak, he was advised to go to Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur, where he arrived in 1698.
Offered his head
A few months later came the historic Baisakhi congregation at which five Sikhs responding to five successive calls of Guru Gobind Singh offered one after the other to lay down their heads. Dharam Das was one of those five. The Guru blessed them and called them Panj Pyare, the five beloved of him. They were anointed as the first five members of the brotherhood of the Khalsa inaugurated on that day. Guru Gobind Singh then asked them to administer to him the vows of initiation.
Dharam Das, who, after initiation, became Dharam Singh, took part in the battles of Anandpur. He was in Guru Gobind Singh\'s train when Anandpur and thereafter Chamkaur were evacuated. He accompanied Bhai Daya Singh to the South to deliver Guru Gobind Singh\'s letter, the Zafarnamah, to Emperor Aurangzeb.
Support of Prince Mua\'zzam
During the war of succession following the death of Aurangzib on 20 February 1707, Guru Gobind Singh took the part of the rightful claimant to the imperial throne, Prince Mua\'zzam, and sent for his help Bhai Dharam Singh who with his small band of Sikhs fought in the battle of Jajau (8 June 1707). He accompanied Guru Gobind Singh to Nanded and was with him at the time of his death on 7 October 1708.
Dharam Singh died at Nanded. A gurdwara there preserves the memory jointly of Bhai Dharam Singh and Bhai Daya Singh.