KUSAL DĀS, BHĀĪ (early l9th century), was a minor poet in attendance upon Dīdār Dās, a lineal descendant of Bābā Prithī Chand, the eldest son of Gurū Rām Dās. Kusal Dās composed 653 verses in Kabitt and savaiyyā forms, panegyrizing the preceptors of the Mīṇā sect founded by Bābā Prithī Chand. Among the preceptors were counted the Gurūs --- Gurū Nānak to Gurū Arjan --- as well. Kusal Dās completed the panegyric in 1816. Besides, he also wrote three bārāmāhās and six vārs, mostly on mythological themes. A manuscript of his compositions was until recently preserved in the toshākhānā or store of Takht Harimandar Sāhib at Paṭnā Sāhib.
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