RĀM RĀI, BHĀĪ, as several hukamnāmās from Gurū Tegh Bahādur (1621-75) addressed to the saṅgat at Paṭnā declare, was a prominent Sikh of that town. In these letters, his name invariably appears at the top, next only to that of Bhāī Diāl Dās. Another hukamnāmā preserved in gurdwārā Maiṅi Saṅgat, Paṭnā, and believed to have been issued by Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, is addressed primarily to Bhāī Rām Rāi. Rām Rāi was a good fluent writer as is evidenced by a copy of the Gurū Granth Sāhib written in his hand which is preserved at Takht Harimandar Sāhib, Paṭnā. In the colophon, the scribe de cribes himself as "Rām Rāi, Sikh faqir, son of Uttam Chand goldsmith, and an humble slave of the Saṅgat."


    Gaṇḍā Siṅgh, ed., Hukamnāme Gurū Sāhibān, Mātā Sāhibān, Bandā Siṅgh Bahādur ate Khālsā Jī de. Patiala, 1967

Piārā Siṅgh Padam