PAÑJĀB KAUR (d. 1741) was the wife of Bābā Rām Rāi, who after being disowned by his father, Gurū Har Rāi, for his heresy had settled in Dehrā Dūn. Rām Rāi died on 4 September 1687. Pañjāb Kaur believed that her husband had not died a natural death and that he had only been in samādhī or trance when he was malevolently cremated by his masands or ministers disregarding her protest and entreaties. She sent a letter to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, then at Pāoṇṭā, not far from Dehrā Dūn, reiterating her complaint. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh visited Dehrā Dun to chastise the masands against whom cavil had been raised and to install Pañjāb Kaur as successor to her husband's gaddī, i.e. seat or office. Pañjāb Kaur died in Dehrā Dūn on Baisākh sudī 4,1798 Bk/10 April 1741.
Piārā Siṅgh Padam