SAID BEG (d. 1703), a Mughal general, in company with another general, Alif Khān, was marching at the head of an army on his way from Lahore to Delhi when the Rājpūt hill rulers led by Rājā Ajmer Chand of Bilāspur persuaded him to join them in an attack on Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, who, according to Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, was then camping at Chamkaur on his way back from Kurukshetra. As Said Beg saw Gurū Gobind Siṅgh majestically ride his steel-blue steed, he felt deeply moved. He left his army and crossed over to the Gurū's side. Alif Khān, surprised and dispirited by Said Beg's action, also withdrew from the contest. Said Beg remained with Gurū Gobind Siṅgh and fell fighting for him when another imperial force under General Said Khān attacked Anandpur jointly with the hill rājās in February 1703.


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