DĪPĀLPUR (30º-40'N, 73º-32'E), tahsīl (sub-division) town of Montgomery (or Sāhiwāl) district of Pakistan, was, according to Miharbān Janam Sākhī, visited by Gurū Nānak (1469-1539) on his way back from Pākpaṭṭan to Talvaṇḍī. According to local tradition, the Gurū sat under a dead pīpal tree on the southeastern outskirts of the town. The tree foliated. Gurū Nānak is also said to have cured a leper named Nūrī or Nauraṅgā. The pīpal tree and the grave of Nauraṅgā still existed near the Gurdwārā Pahilī Pātshāhī, Dīpālpur, in 1947 when the shrine was abandoned following the partition of the Punjab.

         In Dīpālpur were also preserved a cot and a wooden chest believed to have been mementos bestowed upon one Natthū Rām - the first one by Gurū Har Rāi and the second by Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. They were the proud possessions of his family which lived in Dīpālpur until 1947.


    Ṭhākar Siṅgh, Giānī, Srī Gurduāre Darshan. Amritsar, 1923

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)