KHĀNŪ, BHĀĪ, one of the prominent Sikhs mentioned by Bhāī Gurdās, Vārāṅ, XI. 15. He received the rites of initiation at the hands of Gurū Aṅgad and lived up to the time of Gurū Amar Dās. As says Bhāī Manī Siṅgh, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā, he, accompanied by his son Māīā and Bhāī Govind, a Bhaṇḍārī Khatrī, once waited upon Gurū Aṅgad. "Enlighten us, O sustainer of the poor," he begged, "about the virtue most precious." "There is no virtue higher than love," said the Gurū. "Love God, remember Him always and sing His praises. Serve holy men and help the needy with food and clothing." Bhāī Khānu, Māīā and Govind took the Gurū's precept and were counted among the leading disciples in the time of Gurū Amar Dās.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-33

Balbīr Siṅgh Dil