He was originally named Natthu Ram by his father, Hiranand, who kept a small shop in the village. Soon the family shifted to Tharpal, another village in the same district. As a youth, Natthu Rain was apprenticed to the village Maulawi, Hayat Shah, son of the famous Punjabi poet, Hasham, upon whom his royal patron, Ranjit Sirigh, the Maharaja of the Punjab, had settled a permanent jagir. Winning a scholarship at his middle standard examination, Natthu Ram joined the high school at Pasrur where he received in the rites of the Khalsa and his new name Sahib Singh. The untimely death of his father made the situation hard for him, yet he managed to plough through first Dyal Sirigh College, Lahore, and then the Government College, Lahore. Sahib Sihgh, now commonly known as Professor Sahib Singh, took part in the Gurdwara Reform movement in the twenties of the century.
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Whilst at junior school, he saw Sikh soldiers and was so impressed with them that he decided to keep unshorn hair. In , when he was in the ninth grade he became Amritdhari and gave himself the name of " Sahib Singh ".
At that time he stopped learning Persian and started learning Sanskrit , which later on helped him in understanding Guru Granth Sahib. Later he applied for a job with the postal department, and got the job, borrowing 20 Rs from his house maid as traveling expenses. Later he left home to pursue higher education. He had nowhere to go, having very little money. He later met Pundit Vesta Parsad , a scholarly teacher for help. Sahib Singh passed his FA[ clarification needed ] and BA[ clarification needed ] and started work at Frakka college and later joined Gujranwala Khalsa college.
Sahib Singh took part in Ka Bagh Morcha in and was arrested. In he was again arrested when he took part in Jaito Morcha. In he rejoined Gujranwala college, where he stayed until At this time he moved to Amritsar and joined the Khalsa college as a lecturer in Punjabi. In he retired from this college to take up a post as Principal at Shaheed Missionary college, Amritsar. In he left to join his son at Sidhwan Bet near Jagroan.
When his son moved to Patiala , he took classes at Gurmat college in Patiala. Publications[ edit ] Sahib Singh wrote extensively in Punjabi, but most of his works have now been translated into English, Hindi and other prominent world languages.
Guru Granth Darpan PSS
Guru Granth Sahib