LAKKHAN RĀI, son of Bīk Chand, a Chāṅgrā Rājpūt of Ūnā, now a district town of Himāchal Pradesh, embraced Sikhism during the time of Gurū Tegh Bahādur (1621-75), and was later counted, along with his brother Bhoj Rāj, among the poets and scholars patronized by Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. The only work of Lakkhan Rāi that has come down to us is a translation in Hindi verse of the Sanskrit classic, Hitopadeśa, completed in 1737 Bk/AD 1680. This is the earliest extant work by any of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's poets and scholars.


    Padam, Piārā Siṅgh, Srī Gurū Gobind Siṅgh Jī de Darbārī Ratan. Patiala, 1976

Piārā Siṅgh Padam