DEVĪ DĀS, PAṆḌIT, one of the numerous poets and scholars who kept company with Gurū Gobind Siṅgh (See Bavañjā Kavī), was born in a Chhibbar Brāhmaṇ family who had been followers of the Gurūs. His father, Hardayāl, was the younger brother of Bhāī Gavāldās who, according to the Bhaṭṭ Vahīs, had accompanied Gurū Tegh Bahādur during his visit to the eastern provinces; and Bhāī Chaupā Siṅgh, author of one of the Rahitnāmās, was his grand-uncle. Chandra Sain Saināpati, another of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's poets, in his Sukh Sain Granth, acknowledges Devī Dās to be his teacher. Manuscripts of three of Devī Dās's works - Rājnītī, Siṅgh-Gaū kī Kathā and Lav Kus dī Vār -- survive. The first two are in Hindi, while the third is in Punjabi.
Piārā Siṅgh Padam