MAHĀṄ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1705), one of the martyrs of Muktsar, collectively called Chālī Mukte, the Forty Liberated Ones. He, in addition to Māī (Mother) Bhāgo, was the only one among the wounded who had some life still left in him. As the Gurū went across to visit the site of the battle, he asked to know his dying wish. Mahāṅ Siṅgh humbly requested for the cancellation of the deed of renunciation he and some of his companions had signed before leaving Anandpur. The Gurū immediately granted the request and tore up the piece of paper that was still in his possession. Mahāṅ Siṅgh died in peace with his head in the Gurū's lap.


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  3. Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikh Gurus. Delhi, 1973

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)