CHĀHAL, 15 km southeast of Lahore, was the ancestral village of Mātā Triptā, mother of Gurū Nānak. This was the birthplace of Bībī Nānakī, Gurū Nānak's sister. Gurū Nānak visited the village on several occasions. Gurdwārā Ḍerā Chāhal, which marked the house of the Gurū's maternal grandfather, Rāmā, was under the management of the Shiromaṇī Gurdwārā Parbandhak Committee, but had to be abandoned at the time of the partition of the Punjab in 1947.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)