HARKISHAN DĀS, a purohit or family priest of Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh, who in 1883 went on a visit to the Mahārājā in England and stayed there as his guest for nearly two years. When he returned to India in 1885, he brought with him offerings from the Mahārājā for the Golden Temple at Amritsar and for the samādh of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh at Lahore and that of Sardār Mahāṅ Siṅgh (Duleep Siṅgh's grandfather) at Gujrāṅwālā . Accordingly, twenty-one basinfuls of kaṛah prasād were distributed daily between 20 and 22 August 1885 among devotees at the Golden Temple, Akāl Buṅgā and other gurdwārās on behalf of the Mahārājā. Harkishan Dās was among those who received in 1886 a wire from Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh informing him of his proposed visit to India which however never materialized.
K. S. Thāpar