Baba Kharak Singh Marg is located in the heart of Delhi city. The street is famous for handicrafts, where apart from the local shops; shops from states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are also located. People from not only all parts of India but also from all over the world here to hunt the handicrafts at these emporiums. Before freedom, this road was known as Irwin Road, after Lord Irwin, the Viceroy of India.
Baba Kharak Singh always addressed as the uncrowned king of the Sikhs. As per Khushwant Singh, “In the history of every nation. Some figures stand out as landmarks by whose presence we recognize the events of time… Baba Kharak Singh is such a landmark—not only in the history of the history of the Sikhs, but that of India itself. Baba Kharak Singh’s name is associated with the birth of political consciousness in Punjab, its maturing into a movement and the first triumph of the experiment of passive resistance to be carried out in India. He is the most important Sikh character of the Indo-British history.”
Baba Kharak Singh was elected the first President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) in 1921. During freedom movement he spent a number of years in Jail and organizing various movements.