KARMO, wife of Prithī Chand (1558-1618), the eldest son of Gurū Rām Dās, was, like her husband, jealous of Gurū Arjan, her husband's younger brother whom Gurū Rām Dās had nominated as his spiritual sucessor. As Gurū Arjan did not have an offspring till he was well past thirty, Karmo rejoiced in the thought that at least after his death her son, Miharbān, would inherit the Gurū's seat. But with the birth of Gurū Hargobind in 1595 she grew malevolent and conspired with her husband to have the child killed. All her machinations, however, proved abortive and she continued to be tormented by her jealousy till the end.


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