Bhai Nanda, a Sanghera Jatt, received the rites of initiation at the hands of Guru Arjan. He trained as a warrior in the time of Guru Hargobind, and was killed in the battle of Lohgarh, Amritsar, in 1629. According to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri GUT Pratdp Suraj Granth, Bhai Nanda's sword broke in the thick of action.

Barehanded, he pounced upon the Mughal commander, Mirza Beg, pulling him down from his horse. He grappled with him in unarmed combat, and fell under fire.


1. Mani Singh, Bhai, Sikhan di Bhagat Maid. Amritsar, 1955

2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35

3. Sohan Kavi, Gurbilas Chhevm Patshahi. Amritsar, 1968

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