Malice did its utmost to cover the vanquished with ridicule and shame ……………. Without any sign of dejection or shame, they (Sikhs) rode on, calm, cheerful, even anxious to die the death of martyrs. Life was promised to any who would renounce their faith, but they would not prove false to their Guru, and at the place of suffering their constancy was wonderful to look at. 'Me deliverer, kill me first,' was the prayer which constantly rang in the ears of the executioner.
Shaheedi of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur