UMAR SHĀH, BHĀĪ, a Saṅghā Jaṭṭ of village Ḍaraulī, now in Farīdkoṭ district of the Punjab, was appointed a masand or local leader by Gurū Arjan. He was according to Bhāī Santokh Siṅgh Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth, among those who received Gurū Arjan's special blessing for their dedicated service during the digging of the holy pool and the construction of Harimandar at Amritsar. He was also among those chosen to join the marriage party of (Gurū) Hargobind in February 1605. His grandson, Nand Chand, was a Dīwān or minister as well as a military commander in the time of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh. He took part in the battle of Bhaṅgāṇī in 1688.


  1. Manī Siṅgh, Bhāī, Sikhāṅ dī Bhagat Mālā. Amritsar, 1955
  2. Santokh Siṅgh, Bhāī, Srī Gur Pratāp Sūraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
  3. Gurdās, Bhāī, Vārāṅ, XI. 22

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