NAND SIṄGH or Anand Siṅgh was still in his teens when he went to Anandpur to see Gurū Gobind Siṅgh (1666-1708) and stayed on until his parents arrived to complain to the Gurū that the boy, who had lately been married, had forsaken his bride and took little interest in family life. The Gurū, records an eighteenth-century chronicle, Gur Ratan Māl, called the boy and instructed him with the help of two parables in the virtues of the life of a householder. Nand Siṅgh thereafter led a married life remaining in the service of the Gurū. According to Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, Nand Siṅgh fought in the battle of Anandpur as well as in that of Chamkaur. He fell a martyr at Chamkaur on 7 December 1705.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
  2. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970
  3. Nayyar, G.S., ed., Sau Sākhī. Patiala, 1985

Piārā Siṅgh Padam