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In 1944, the artist with his family shifted from Assam to his native village Jartauli, district Ludhiana in Punjab. Repaired his house and prepared a painting on wall over the main gate. A Gurbani shabad was painted in the wall painting.'ਧੰਨ ਸੁ ਵੇਲਾ ਜਿਤੁ ਦਰਸ਼ਨ ਕਰਨਾ। ਹਉਂ ਬਲਿਹਾਰੀ ਸਤਿਗੁਰ ਚਰਨਾ।।'

A boat in sea was also painted and wrote with Gurbani lines 'ਅਜਹੂੰ ਸੁ ਨਾਉ ਸਮੁੰਦਰ ਮਹਿ ।ਕਿਆ ਜਾਨਉ ਕਿਆ ਹੋਇ ॥'

Every one appreciated the painting on front wall of his house. Bhai Ranjit Singh, who visited the artist, brought all that to the knowledge of Bhai Sahib Sant Randhir Singh. Sant Randhir Singh was very happy to see the Gurbani shabad written on front wall of his house. Bhai Sahib invited the Artist. He visited Narangwal and showed his painting 'Guru Nanak's life history in ninteen stars' to Bhai Sahib. After seeing the painting, tears rolled down the eyes of Bhai Sahib. Bhai Sahib was very much pleased to see the painting. He wanted to get the prints made as he liked the painting. He wrote a letter to S. Harchand Singh Jeji of Patiala on May 4, 1944 about this painting. He visited S. Harcharan Singh Jeji with Bhai Sahib's letter and painting. He stayed there for a few days. All the discussions held between the Atrist and Jeji Sahib was brought to the knowledge of Bhai Randhir Singh. But somehow, it was not printed.

The Artist continued to attend Bhai Sahib's satsang and discuss matters of general nature. Many times the Artist got an opportunity to walk with Bhai Sahib to agicultural fields and listen to his views.

One day Bhai Sahib expressed his views to prepare his painting with complete iron weapons. The Artist agreed and reached Bhai Sahib's residence at Narangwal next morning with his all sketching material. Bhai Sahib was ready and dressed up with all his iron weapons. He wore iron braclet, iron bead of Simrani had diameter of about an inch. In addition to iron wheel in turban and a Simrani had bead diameter of approximity three-quarter of an inch. The Artist wrote that looking at Bhai Sahib his inner voice came 'ਧੰਨ ਹਨ ਮਹਾਂਪੁਰਸ਼ ਤੇ ਧੰਨ ਹੈ ਸਿੱਖੀ ।' During sketching, Artist thought about the heavy iron weapons used by old Sikh warriors Baba Deep Singh's double edged sword, Baba Ala Singh's spear and Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib's double edged sword with which head of Pande Khan was cut off from the body. The Artist thought that young generation might have difficulty in lifting such Iron weapons. In 1944, the Artist prepared full length portrait of Bhai Sahib. The Artist also prepared sketch of all weapons separately, the Bhai Sahib had. The Artist prepared the full size portrait of Bhai Sahib Sant Randhir Singh. After completion the Artist wrote Gurbani lines on the painting - 'ਸਿਰ ਉਪਰਿ ਠਾਢਾ ਗੁਰੁ ਸੂਰਾ ।'. Bhai Sahib was happy to see the painting. Bhai Sahib honoured the Artist with Saropa, cash of Rs 125 and a book 'ਜੋਤਿ ਵਿਗਾਸੁ'. Another copy of the oil painting was prepared by the Artist later on.

Bhai Sahib called the artist at his hill station residence at Kumarhatti. He visited kumarhatti and discussed about painting of Guru Gobind Singh. To prepare the painting of Guru Gobind Singh, he visited all the places on his bicycle from Anandpur Sahib to Almgir.

The Artist got appointment at Meerut. The Artist discussed with Bhai Sahib about joining the new job. On advice of Sant Randhir Singh, Trilok Singh joined painting worksop of 17 ETC Army Unit at Meerat as Painting Instructor in 1945.

A photo copy of Post Card written by Bhai Sahib Bhai Randhir Singh on 22-2-1945 to S.Trilok Singh Artist, Instructor, Painting Workshop, '7' E.T.C., Meerut Cantt.

The Artist completed Guru Gobind Singh's painting and wrote Gurbani lines on the frame. He visited Narangwal. Bhai Sahib appreciated the work and honoured him with Saropa and cash award. The Artist has written all these details in his book 'ਦੂਣਾ ਲਾਹਾ'.

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