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SYLHET - A major town in Bangla Desh (formerly East Pakistan), visited by Guru Nanak Sahib in 1508. Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib too visited this town during his tour of this zone in 1656-64 and 1665-70. It seems that a large number of Sikhs belonging to this town had embraced Sikhism because a Hukamnama (Guru Sahib’s Letter, literally Royal Order) issued by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib refers to the Sikhs of this town. According to Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha, a Gurdwara had been built to preserve the memory of the visit of Guru Sahib. During the earthquake of 1897, this Gurdwara fell down. Now, there is no Sikh in this town nor exists any Gurdwara.