GULĀB CHAND, son of Bhāī Sādhū of village Mallā, in Farīdkoṭ district of the Punjab, and Bībī Vīro, daughter of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644), fought along with his four brothers in the battle of Bhaṅgaṇī (18 September 1688), near Pāoṇṭā in present-day Himāchal Pradesh, in which two of his brothers, Saṅgrām Shāh and Jīt Mall, were killed. Gurū Gobind Siṅgh describes Gulāb Chand, in his account of the battle in his poetical work, Bachitra Nāṭak, as a mighty hero "whose face lightened up at the prospect of joining action on the field of battle."


  1. Kuir Siṅgh, Gurbilās Pātshāhī 10. Patiala, 1968
  2. Harbans Singh, Guru Gobind Singh. Chandigarh, 1966

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)