SUNDAR SHĀH (d.1640), a Muslim saint of Devnagar, probably the present-day Deogāoṅ in Āzamgaṛh district of Uttar Pradesh, is remembered in Sikh tradition for his admiration for Bhāī Bidhī Chand, a prominent Sikh of the time of Gurū Hargobind. Bhāī Bidhī Chand was preaching in the eastern parts when Sundar Shāh had the chance of meeting him. They became attached to each other and, before Bhāī Bidhī Chand left, Sundar Shāh made him promise that he would return and spend his last days with him. According to Gurbilās Chhevīṅ Pātshāhī, Bidhī Chand remembered his word and, as he saw his end drawing near, he took his leave of Gurū Hargobind and went to Devnagar. The two friends, after discoursing about Gurū Nānak and his śabda or message for three days, died at the same time on 14 August 1640.


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  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
  3. Giān Siṅgh, Giānī, Twārīkh Gurū Khālsā. [Reprint], Patiala, 1970
  4. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion : Its Gurūs, Sacred Writings and Authors. Oxford, 1909

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