SĀLHO,BHĀĪ (d.1628), a prominent Sikh of the time of Gurū Arjan, rendered devoted service during the excavation of the sacred tank and the construction of the Harimandar at Amritsar. He was especially assigned to keeping record of all receipts and expenditure, in cash as well as in kind. Later Gurū Arjan entrusted to him the general administration of Amritsar, and he induced many people to come and settle in the town. Bhāī Sālho was among those chosen to accompany the marriage party of (Gurū) Hargobind in January 1605. Gurū Arjan once described him as one "matchless in devotion, most dear to me." Bhāī Sālho lived up to the time of Gurū Hargobind. He died in 1628 and the Gurū personally performed the obsequies. A gurdwārā, called Dharamsālā Bhāī Sālho jī, in Amritsar, commemorates him. Close by a samādh, or memorial shrine, marks the spot where his mortal remains were cremated.


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