SAṄSRĀM, son of Bābā Mohan and a grandson of Gurū Amar Dās. According to Sarūp Dās Bhallā, Mahimā Prakāsh, he lost his mother in infancy. His father being indifferent to worldly affairs, Gurū Amar Dās took him under his care. Saṅsrām grew up to be a gifted young man. He mostly remained in attendance upon Gurū Amar Dās or spent his time memorizing hymns coming down from the Gurūs. These he wrote down in Gurmukhī characters. Two of the Pothīs or volumes he prepared are to this day preserved in the descendant families. It is said that Gurū Arjan made use of Saṅsrām's pothīs when compiling the Sikh canon in the form of the Ādi Granth.


  1. Bhalla, Sarūp Das, Mahimā Prakāsh. Patiala, 1971
  2. Santokh Siṅgh Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

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