Bhai Nand Lal (1633 to 1715)

Bhai Nand Lal seated with student. Anandpur Art Project via Wikimedia Commons.

Bhai Nand Lal was a great poet and close associate of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru.

Bhai Nand Lal was born in 1633 at Ghazni where his father was a high government official. Bhai Nand Lal became an accomplished poet and was fluent in Persian and Arabic.

He married a Sikh woman and eventually became a disciple of Guru Gobind Singh. He lived in close association with the Guru from 1697 onwards. Bhai Nand Lal personally accompanied Guru Gobind Singh to Deccan where the Guru was assassinated.

Bhai Nand Lal produced a number of works about the teaching of Guru Gobind Singh and the code of conduct he laid down. The works of Bhai Nand Lal are given equal respect as those of Bhai Gurdas and are read in gurdwaras.

Bhai Nand Lal died in 1715 at Multan.


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