AMRIT RĀI, son of Chhail Rāi, a Bhaṭṭ of Lahore, and pupil of Chatar Dās, a noted poet, had completed his Ras Ratnākar and Chitra Bilās ( the latter in 1679) before he came under the patronage of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh at Anandpur. What is left of his compositions while with the Gurū is his rendering in Hindi verse of a parva or part from the Māhābhārata and a stanza quoted by Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth (q. v.), ritu 5, aṅsū 26. In the latter stanza Amrit Rāi sings the fame of the Gurū as a bounteous patron and offers himself for service. The former, entitled Sabhā Parab, was completed on Baisākh vadī2, 1753 Bk/ 8 April 1696. The only known Gurmukhī manuscript of this work is preserved in the private collection of the Mahārājā of Paṭiālā.


  1. Kāhn Siṅgh, Bhāī, Gurushabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh. Patiala, 1974
  2. Padam, Piārā Siṅgh, Gurū Gobind Siṅgh Jī de Darbārī Ratan. Patiala, 1976

Piārā Siṅgh Padam