LAKKHŪ, BHĀĪ, a pious Sikh of the time of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644) was also a brave warrior. He commanded a troop in the battle of Kartārpur fought against the imperial army under Qutab Khān, faujdār of Jalandhar and a cousin of Paindā Khān. Pāindā Khān, the Paṭhān who had been reared by Gurū Hargobind and who had remained with him for many years but had now turned hostile and attacked him with his cousin's help. According to Gurbilās Chhevīṅ Pātshāhī, Bhāī Lakkhū fought valiantly at the head of his contingent. He continued to fight even after his horse had been killed, but was felled as an arrow from Qutab Khān's bow hit him in the forehead. As he lay wounded, Qutab Khān severed his head with a blow of his sword. According to Bhaṭṭ Vahī Multānī Sindhī, the battle of Kartārpur raged for three days --- 26-28 April 1635.


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