JĀTĪ MALL (d. 1642), also referred to as Jātī Malik or Mālāk Jātī, was the son of Bhāī Siṅghā who laid down his life for Gurū Hargobind in the battle of Amritsar (1629). Brāhmaṇ by birth, Siṅghā was the family priest of the Soḍhīs. He converted to Sikhism and became a skilled warrior. Likewise, his son, Jātī Mall, practised the manly arts and took part in all the battles fought by Gurū Hargobind. Among his troop commanders, he ranked next only to Bhāī Bidhī Chand and Rāi Jodh. He is said to have trained Gurū Tegh Bahādur in his boyhood in the use of arms. In the battles of Mehrāj in December 1634, Jātī Mall was wounded in the chest by an arrow-shot, but made a quick recovery. He died at Kīratpur in 1642. His son, Dāyā Rām, remained in the service of the Gurūs and fought valiantly in the battle of Bhaṅgāṇī in 1688.
A. C. Banerjee