HARĪ CHAND, BHĀĪ, a Lamb Khatrī of Bakālā in Amritsar district of the Punjab, was the father-in-law of Gurū Hargobind and maternal grandfather of Gurū Tegh Bahādur. On the day Gurū Arjan, in deference to the wish of the saṅgat, rejected Chandū Shāh's proposal for the betrothal of his daughter to his son, Hargobind, two Sikhs stood up to offer instead the hands of their daughters. One of them was Bhāī Harī Chand, who entreated that the hand of his daughter, Nānakī, be accepted for the Gurū's son. Gurū for Arjan approved of the match although nuptials were to be postponed indefinitely in view of the very tender age of the bride-to-be. The marriage took place at Amritsar on 8 Baisākh 1670 Bk/4 April 1613.


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