'ĀLIM, a Muslim poet, enjoyed the patronage of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. Formerly in the employ of Prince Mu'azzam (later Emperor Bahādur Shāh), he probably came to Gurū Gobind Siṅgh sometime during the period 1687-94 when the prince, having fallen from the favour of his father, Auraṅgzīb, was under internment. Only a single stanza of 'Ālam in Hindi, in Gurmukhī script, survives in which he celebrates the bounty of his master, Gurū Gobind Siṅgh.


    Padam, Piārā Siṅgh, Gurū Gobind Siṅgh Jī de Darbārī Ratan. Patiala, 1976

Piārā Siṅgh Padam