Bhai Ajaib

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Bhai Ajaib, was a Sangha Jatt who embraced the Sikh faith in the time of Guru Arjan. He belonged to the village of Darauli Bhai, in present-day Faridkot district. Two of his brothers, Umar Shah and Ajab, were the Guru`s masands (representatives). Bhai Ajaib took part in seva, voluntary labour of love doing manual labor, during the digging of the Amritsar pool and construction of the Harimandar. His 2 brothers, Umar Shah and Bhai Ajab, forsook their faith in Sultan Sakhi Sarwar, became Sikhs also. The three brothers were appointed masands, or parish leaders, in the areas of Moga, Zira and Dharamkot. They often used to quote Guru Arjan`s line: " If God so wills, He may keep one alive even after breath had departed the body." They were especially gratified once to have the line expounded by the Guru himself.


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2. Gian Singh, Giani, Twarikh Guru Khalsa [Reprint]. Patiala, 1970