GURŪ JĪ KE SUTAN KĪ KATHĀ, lit. kathā or story of the sutan or sons of Gurū (Gobind Siṅgh), by Bhāī Dunnā Siṅgh Haṇḍūrīā, was preserved in manuscript form under MS. No. 6045 in the Sikh Reference Library at Amritsar until the Library perished in the army assault of 1984. The poem which, on the basis of internal evidence, was composed during 1760-65, comprised 122 chhands. The poet, Bhāī Dunnā Siṅgh, had been with Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's young sons and their grandmother since they crossed the River Sarsā after the evacuation of Anandpur in 1705. He accompanied, as says the poet, up to Chamkaur Sāhib, where two Sikhs, Darbārī and Dhūmā, of the village of Saheṛī took custody of the family. He further states that the two sons of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh their grandmother, a maid and the poet himself stayed at Chamkaur Sāhib in the house of a waterman, Kīmā, a Brāhmaṇ woman, Lachhmī, serving them food. In recognition of their services, the grandmother rewarded the Brāhmaṇ lady with two gold mohars and five gold bangles and Kīmā with five hundred rupees. It was here that the grandmother and the princes were taken to Saheṛī and the poet and the maid got separated from the company. The Sāhibzādās, according to the poet, were then taken to Sirhind where they were tortured and executed.
Piārā Siṅgh Padam