Baba Ji photographed when 80 years old.
Baba Ji was a mountain of a man, with the deepest voice I have ever heard. In the Buddha Dal there are a number of farlas given on the dastar for different seva. There is One for the Buddha Dal Jathedar, one for the head of the Horse Army and shastravidiya, one for head of the Langar, one for Katha, one for Kirtan.
One Baba Jis dastar were four farlas (in One), for Jathedari, Langar, Shastravidiya and Katha. He had at different times served all these positions and recieved the highest recognition. Baba Ji was extrememly wise and a Maha-Giani. He conducted 20 years of his own research of Adi, Dasam and Sarbloh.
When I met Baba Ji in 2003, I asked them how they had obtained this great wisdom (Buddhi). He said it was Gurus kirpa, and the blessings of a Saint. I asked him which Saint he said Brahm Giani Ap Parmesvar, Akali Baba Mitt Singh. Baba Ji then narrated when he was young and first came into the Dal he served in the Langar. Baba Mitt Singh Ji Akali asked Baba Ji one day to read the Rahiras, Baba Ji couldnt couldnt read or write, and he didnt know any Gurbani. Baba Mitt Singh Ji insited that Baba Santa Singh sit on the tabia and repeat the Gurbani of by heart. Baba Ji said I cant do it! Baba Mitt Singh was stern, and insisted. Baba Santa Singh went and sat on the tabia, and started and instantly he felt a divine light in him self, and he was able to repeat the Patth.! 'This is were I learnt my vidiya' said Baba Ji in great humility, 'from the Saints who are One with Vahiguroo.'
Baba Ji was extremely strong, and well built. Even as an old man his arms were bigger than most peoples legs! He was well versed in shastravidiya and taught many Singhs in the Dal Panth. One time there was a competition in Nepal where the Gurkas to test their skill have to behead a male buffalo in one go. Baba Ji found out and and took the Khalsa army there. When the King of Nepal saw Baba Ji he knew that he would win. So he made sure the male buffalo Baba Ji had to face, had its horns growing over its neck. Baba Ji seeing this did ardas, and went upto the Buffalo, and struck it from its neck upwards, and behead it with his Sri Sahib in one go. The King of Nepal was so amazed at Baba Ji's skill he gave him lots of maya, that Baba Ji gave to the Singhs, and a certificate.
Baba Ji was also threatened in 1984 by Indira Gandhi if they led a Mohalla, Baba Ji in defiance said 'we are also an army come and face us.' He led a Mohalla in the centre of New Delhi! Around this time and upto 1997 many Singhs were arrested and imprisoned by the GOI. Baba JI went many times with the Khalsa Armies, and freed the Singhs. Many people in Bhatinda owe their lives to Baba Ji who went armed to Police Stations, many hundreds of times. Baba Ji said 'the Kharkoohs are Soorme, so are we!' To stop Baba Ji in his activities, the Police made a permanent position outside the Nihang Chionee. People today see this as Baba Ji's protection from the GOI! This was NOT the case. The GOI tried very hard to keep Baba Ji under lockdown, and in the end many Nihang Singhs say that they were instrumental in his poisioning and murder. The Buddha Dal is the army of Akal Purukh - Guru Kalgidhar, Buddha Dal is not under the thumb of any wordly organisation.