ĀSMĀN KHĀN or ASMĀN KHĀN (d. 1635), a Paṭhān who sacrilegiously appropriated the robe of honour, a sword and a horse bestowed by Gurū Hargobind on his father-in-law, Pāindā Khān, and poached a hawk belonging to the Gurū's eldest son, Bābā Gurdittā. When questioned, Pāindā Khān defended his son-in-law and denied the charges levelled against him. However, Bhāī Bidhī Chand, at the bidding of Gurū Hargobind, recovered the articles from Āsmān Khān's possession. Both Pāindā Khān and Āsmān Khān rose against the Gurū, and enlisted the support of the Mughal faujdār of Jalandhar. A clash occurred at Kartārpur during the last week of April 1635. Āsmān Khān was killed in this battle with an arrow from Bābā Gurdittā's bow.


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Bhagat Siṅgh