Bhai Harbans Singh (Jagadhri Wale) was born on 1 March 1940. He died on 13 May 2011. Bhai Harbans Singh was a famous Sikh ragi based in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He was born on 1 March 1940 near a town called Jhang, which is now in Pakistan. After partition, Bhai sahib came to India and started reciting Gurbani kirtan. In later life, he was based in Ludhiana and was based there for over 40 years leading up to his demise.
The famous ragi jatha were well known to most Sikhs globally. Bhai sahib had been performing kirtan from a very young age. He was an exceptional vocalist, an outstanding katha (discourse) performer and able harmonium player. Bhai Harbans Singh had been performing kirtan and katha for many decades and he had, with his jatha and as a member of the Atam Ras Jatha, enlightened Guru-ki-sangat in India and many other parts of the world. He had produced many hundreds of cassette tapes, CDs and videos of Kirtan and Katha.