History | Baba Avtar Singh Ji (1899-1969)
Devotee Once Again - A rare example
One of the unique things related to Baba Avtar Singh Ji is that during his life time itself he took a decision to revert from the Satguru to an ordinary devotee. The Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam which opened on November 5, 1963 was, of course, the first occasion when devotees from all over saw Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji as the Spiritual Head of the Mission. With this, the Satguru stood manifested in Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji.
As a devotee, Baba Avtar Singh Ji became an example to others. He showed full reverence to the Satguru of the time, Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji.
In 1969 Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and Rajmata Kulwant Kaur Ji left for tour to U.K. The tour had, however, to be cut short because of sudden deterioration in the health of Baba Avtar Singh Ji who breathed his last on September 17, 1969 i.e., after a few days of their return.