Title: Bhai Sukheya Fateh bulaah
Lyricist: Gian Singh Surjeet
Vocalist: Gian Singh Surjeet
Year: 1992

Interpreted by Harwinder Singh Mander for naujawani

There are numerous stories that leaked out from the prison where Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sukha and Bhai Harjinder Singh Jinda were incarcerated before their execution, adding to the legendery status that their actions thus far had already garnered. By all accounts they had both remained in high spirits until the very end, but went one step further on the fateful date of their hanging itself, reportedly making their way to the execution block in a resounding chorus of jakareh and kissing the noose before it was hung around their necks. In this song written by Gravesend’s (UK) Gian Singh Surjeet, the lyricist imagines Bhai Jinda speaking resolutely to his brother-in-arms Bhai Sukha, one final time.

ਭਾਈ ਸੁਖਿਆ ਫਤਿਹ ਬੁਲਾ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ
ਵੇਖੀਂ ਜਾਈਂ ਨਾ ਕਿਤੇ ਘਬਰਾ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ

Brother Sukha (Sukhdev Singh Sukha) let us say fateh one last time
Our moment of destiny has arrived
Don’t lose heart now my brother!
Our moment of destiny has arrived

ਦਿਨ ਇਸ ਭਾਗਾਂ ਆਇਆ ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਸੀ
ਪਹੁਂਚਿ ਹਾਂ ਨਿਸ਼ਾਨੇ ਉਤੇ ਜਿਸ ਦੀ ਉਡੀਕ ਸੀ
ਲਈਏ ਹੱਸ ਜੱਫੀ ਮੌਤ ਤਾਈਂ ਪਾ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ

The fateful day we awaited is now here
We’ve reached the place that we had set out for
Let us laugh and embrace death as the hangman’s noose tightens
Our moment of destiny has arrived

ਯੋਦਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਚਾਅ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਮੌਤ ਨੂੰ ਵਿਆਹੁਣ ਦਾ
ਮਿਲਿਆ ਸੁਨਹਿਰੀ ਮੌਕਾ ਸਿਦਕ ਨਿਭਾਉਣ ਦਾ
ਹੁੰਦਾ ਸ਼ਮ੍ਹਾਂ ਤੇ ਪਤੰਗਾਂ ਦਾ ਨਿਭਾਅ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ

Warriors don’t fear death and smile when it comes
We had that rare opportunity to write history
Like the moths drawn to the light we have made it through
Our moment of destiny has arrived

ਛੱਡਦੇ ਜੈਕਾਰੇ ਦੋਵੇਂ ਰਲ ਇਥੇ ਆ ਗਏ
ਚੁੰਮ-ਚੁੰਮ ਰੱਸੇ ਇਹਨਾਂ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਪਾ ਲਏ
ਫਿੱਕਾ ਪੈਣ ਨਹੀਓਂ ਦਿਹਣਾ ਇਹ ਚਾਅ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ

Chanting slogans of victory the two of us are joined together here
Kissing the hangmans noose before placing it around our necks
We’re not going to allow our spirits to drop even a bit
Our moment of destiny has arrived

ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ ਚਮਕੌਰ ਦੀ ਲੋਰ ਏ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਨੂੰ
ਆਖ ਸੁਰਜੀਤ ਅਲਵਿਦਾ ਇਸ ਜਿੰਦ ਨੂੰ
ਲਈਏ ਜੋਤ ਨਾਲ ਜੋਤ ਨੂੰ ਮਿਲਾ
ਵਕਤ ਹੁਣ ਆ ਗਿਆ

The martydom at Chamkaur set the bar for death in service of the nation
Says Gian Singh Surjeet wave goodbye to this World and life
May our souls merge with Divinity
Our moment of destiny has arrived