Baba Sahib Singh ji Bedi Una Sahib’s prestige and fame in the Panth was due to the filial descent of Guru Nanak Dev ji as well as his versatile personality and contribution in every field of service to the Panth.
At the request of his grandfather Baba Kaladhari ji, Guru Gobind Singh ji blessed him with a grandson and asked in advance to name him Sahib Singh.
He was born to Mata Sarup Devi ji and Baba Ajit Singh ji Bedi. He had a love for Gurbani since his childhood. When he went to Sri Anandpur Sahib with inspiration of his mother and got baptized, it was like an icing on the cake. Baba Sobha Singh ji was performing his services at Sri Anandpur Sahib at that time. He was very glad to see the jewel of Bedi clan in the domain of Gurmat.
Observing his love for Sikh scriptures, identity and fortitude approach towards Sikhism, he gave him the service of leading this Spiritual Lineage. While performing this service, he served the Panth very well by baptizing millions of Sikhs who were in search of Amrit.
His political life is also very unique. He always used to keep an army of armed heroes with him. He also fought wars to punish cow slaughters and other opponents of religion. From time to time, he also came to aid the chiefs who had faith and intention to serve the Panth. It was a miracle of his amazing political acumen to give child Ranjit Singh the blessing of establishing a Sikh empire and then crowning him to the throne, and declaring him a “Sikh Emperor” formally at an appropriate time.
Baba Ji’s miraculous life is described in detail in an ancient source of Sikh history, “Bir Mrigesh”. Hundreds of centres for preaching Gurmat established by him, known as his Damdamas are being witnessed as symbols of his unique service of Sikh Panth, even today.