Baba Jaimal Singh ji was born in village Lath Ghuman near Batala, Distt. Gurdaspur, Punjab, India, in July, 1839. His father was Sardar Jodh Singh ji and mother was Sardarni Daya Kaur ji. She was a devotee of Bhakt Namdev ji.
Baba Jaimal Singh ji, at the young age of five, started his education with Baba Khem Das Singh ji, a Vedanti sage. Within two years he became a good reader of Guru Granth Sahib and read Dasam Granth also. At the age of 12-13 years he again started studying Guru Granth Sahib at home and reached the conclusion that a perfect Master, a Satguru who practices ‘Anhad Shabad’ is needed to realize God. He started the search for a Perfect Master as per the description in Guru Granth Sahib. His search ended when he met Swami ji of Agra, and was initiated by him in 1856.
In 1877 Swami ji ordered Baba Jaimal Singh ji to start initiating devotees in Punjab. Post retirement from the Army in 1889, Baba Jaimal Singh ji moved to village Bal Saran at the bank of river Beas, Punjab, India.
Baba Jaimal Singh ji spent his whole life in the service of Dera Beas and its devotees. He left his mortal body on Dec 29, 1903.