PAIṚĀ, BHĀĪ (d. 1634), a Chanḍālīā Baṇjārā, took initiation at the hands of Gurū Arjan. Bhāī Paiṛā served with diligence and devotion at the time of the digging of the sacred pool at Amritsar. He was one of the five Sikhs who accompanied Gurū Arjan during his last journey to Lahore. According to Gurbilās Chhevīn Pātshāhī, he displayed soldierly skills in the time of Gurū Hargobind and had command of 100 horsemen. Bhāī Paiṛā was in Gurū Hargobind's train when he visited Kashmīr in 1620. He fell fighting in the battle of Amritsar fought, according to the Bhaṭṭ Vahīs, in 1634.
Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)