Daya Ram

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Daya Ram, Brahman Sikh in the retinue of Guru Gobind Singh, was the son ofJati Mall, popular asJati Malik (d. 1643) and grandson of Singha, prohits or family priests of the Sodhis as well as fearless warriors in the service of Guru Hargobind (15951644). Daya Ram, too, was trained in the martial art. Guru Gobind Singh, in his autobiographical poem, Bachitra Natak, praises Daya Ram's part in the battle of Bhangani (1688) in these words: "Daya Ram, the Brahman, entered the field filled with fury and excelled in the just battle like Dronacharya (teacher and general in the epic Mahabharata)."


1. Bachitra Natak

2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Sura/ Granth. Amritsar, 1926-37

3. Gian Singh, Giani, Twarikh Guru Khalsa. Patiala, 1970

4. Macauliffe, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909