RATAN CHAND (d. 1629), son of Bhagvān Dās Gheraṛ who had been killed in a skirmish with the Sikhs in the time of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644), made common cause with Karam Chand, son of Chandū Shāh, with a view to avenging his father's death. Chandu Shāh, the main instigator of the Mughal authority against Gurū Arjan, martyred in 1606, had also met with his end at the hands of the Sikhs. Ratan Chand and Karam Chand sought the help of 'Abdullāh Khān; the Sūbahdār of Jalandhar, who despatched a strong force against the Gurū. Ratan Chand was killed in the ensuing battle fought at the village of Ruhelā in 1629.


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