RĀJĀ RĀM (d.1644), a Rājpūt Sikh of the time of Gurū Hargobind(1595-1644), was so deeply attached to the Gurū that, according to Maubid Zulfīqār Ardastānī, Dabistān-i-Mazāhib, he immolated himself on his funeral pyre. "Placing his [Gurū Hargobind's] body on firewood, as they," says Zulfiqār Ardastānī, a contemporary chronicler who had met the Gurū at Kīratpur only a few months earlier, "set it alight and as the flames rose high, a Rajpūt named Rājā Rām, who was his servant, flung himself into the fire. He walked a few paces on the fire till he conveyed himself to the feet of the Gurū. He placed his face on the soles of his [Gurū's] feet and did not move till he gave away his life... After, that a large number [of people] wanted to jump-in. (But) Gurū Har Rāi forbade them to do so."