LĀL, BHĀĪ, a chaudharī or headman of the village of Sursiṅgh in the parganah of Paṭṭī in present-day Amritsar district of the Punjab, was led to Gurū Arjan's presence by Bhāī Laṅgāh, another chaudharī in the same parganah. Bhāī Laṅgāh had already been initiated a Sikh. It was now Bhāī Lāl's turn. According to Bhāī Manī Siṅgh Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, the Gurū taught him how service by hands purified the mind and ended dubiety. Bhāī Lāl served diligently during the digging of the sacred pool, and the construction of the Harimandar at Amritsar. The Gurū appointed him masand or local officiant in his district.