If reports are to be believed then Arjan Vailly was also an Amritdhari Sikh
Who was Arjan Vailly? Whether or not you are interested in Bollywood films, you must have listened to the song "Arjan Vailly" from the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer upcoming film 'Animal'. the song has been making waves across the country. The Punjabi song, which is also a powerhouse, is sung by Bhupinder Babal. It is filled with excitement and is considered the best one to boost the power within. Notably, Arjan Vailly was earlier mentioned in a song from the old Punjabi film, namely ‘Putt Jatta De.’
So, now the question appears, who is this Arjan Vailly?
To note, Ajran Vailly was born around 1876 in Rurka village in Ludhiana. He was a tall man, said to be six and a half feet. He didn’t tolerate deception and was often seen with long stick alias gandasa. He was said to be a wealthy man having a lot of properties but he was prominently known for helping those in need. As per stories, he, once, broke a policeman’s arm in order to protect a poor person from being mistreated and earned the nickname ‘Vailly’, and became Arjan Vailly.
It is also stated that he assisted a lot of people from the Muslim community in settling in Malerkotla during the 1947 partition. He also helped his Muslim friend Ralla Teli and ensured his safe passage to Malerkotla besides safeguarding his gold and silver as a deposit, and later, handing it over to his friend’s son.
If reports are to be believed then Arjan Vailly was also an Amritdhari Sikh. He also spent time in Ferozepur Jail over his participation in the ‘Punjabi Sooba Morcha.’ He was also honored by the Punjab Government with a ‘Taabar Pattar’ for his services and kept working tirelessly in the village for the welfare of the people. He also used to distribute sweets to children who recited Gurbani Shabads and that gave him the title ‘Arjan Baba.’
He took his last breath at Rajindra Hospital in 1968.