BHĀNĪ, BĪBĪ (1535-1598), daughter of Gurū Amar Dās, consort of Gurū Rām Dās and mother of Gurū Arjan Dev, was born to Mātā Mansā Devī on 21 Māgh 1591 Bk/19 January 1535 at Bāsarke Gillāṅ, a village near Amritsar. She was married on 18 February 1554 to Bhāī Jeṭhā (later Gurū Rām Dās), a Soḍhī Khatrī belonging to Lahore, then in Goindvāl rendering voluntary service in the construction of the Bāolī Sāhib. After marriage, the couple remained in Goindvāl serving the Gurū. From Goindvāl Bhāī Jeṭhā was deputed by the Gurū to go and establish a habitation (present-day Amritsar) on a piece of land gifted, according to one version, by Emperor Akbar to Bībī Bhānī at the time of his visit to Gurū Amar Dās. Three sons, Prithī Chand (1558), Mahādev (1560) and (Gurū) Arjan Dev (1563) were born to her. A popular anecdote mentioned in old chronicles describes how devotedly Bībī Bhānī served her father. One morning, it is said, as Gurū Amar Dās was absorbed in meditation, Bībī Bhānī noticed that one of the legs of the low wooden seat on which the Gurū sat was about to give way. She at once put forward her hand to support the stool. As the Gurū ended his devotions, he discovered how her hand was bleeding from the injury it had sustained. He blessed her saying that her progeny would inherit the gurūship. Bībī Bhānī died at Goindvāl on 9 April 1598.