Manmohan Singh was born in September 1906 in Rawalpindi, now in Pakistan. He was the first Sikh aviator and the first Solo Indian to fly from England to India. He did his course from Bristol and after that, he did a two-year course in flying and aeronautical for which Indian government gave him a scholarship.

He was a man of strong character and determination. He will always be remembered in the history for his exceptional contribution to Indian Air force. He was passionately in love with flying and his country and he never married but he was very fond of children.

During the outbreak of world war 2, Manmohan Singh joined Indian Airforce as a pilot officer. He was later promoted flying officer and deputed for operations in the Philippines and Indonesia and given the command of a Catalina aircraft. Man Mohan Singh was martyred in action in West Australia on 3 March 1942.