Sardar Khem Singh Lotay was born on December 21, 1932 to
Smt. Bhagwan Kaur Kalsi at Kuhali Kalan District,
Ludhiana. His father Sardar Sampuran Singh Lotay did the
work of sappy.
He did his Matriculation from District Board High School
Maloud in 1949 days. He was a good scout in his school
and had participated in scout-training camp at Tara Devi
Shimla. After his matriculation he joined a training
camp of Sub-Inspector consolidation at Sirhind.