SHYĀM SINGH, a great-grandson of Gurū Hargobind (1595-1644), received the rites of the Khālsā at the hands of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh (1666-1708). After the evacuation of the town in December 1705, Shyām Siṅgh along with his brother Gulāb Siṅgh was left at Anandpur, with the Gurū's letter of introduction to the ruler of Nāhan in case they found their stay at Anandpur made difficult. The brothers escaped to Nāhan and found asylum there, but returned to Anandpur when the situation so permitted, and purchased the town from the Rājā of Bilāspur. The Soḍhīs of Anandpur are Shyām Siṅgh's descendants.



  1. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
  2. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970
  3. Kāhn Siṅgh, Gurūshabad Ratnākar Mahān Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981

Major Gurmukh Siṅgh (Retd.)