Descendants

Baba Khem Singh Bedi (right) was born on 21 February 1832 at Kallar, a small town in Rawalpindi district, now in Pakistan. He was a direct descendant, in the thirteenth place, of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He received the rites of amrit at the hands of the celebrated Baba Bir Singh of Naurangabad. Baba Khem Singh Ji did much to guide the Sikhs in the turbulent times of the nineteenth century.

 

 

Ashiq Ali Bhai Lal (on the left of the picture), 17th generation descendant of Bhai Mardana (the companion of Guru Nanak Dev on his udassis across the sub-continent and abroad) along with his brother Bhai Irshad (2nd from right) and two sons paying obeisance at Harminder Sahib Ji.

Bhai Lal, the 17th descendant of Guru Nanak's devoted companion Bhai Mardana, was invited by the Delhi government to perform at Gurbani Gaveh Bhai, a three-day event marking the 400 years of the Guru Granth Sahib here.

Ashiq Ali Bhai Lal from Pakistan entranced the predominantly Sikh audience by reciting verses from Gurbani at the Talkatora Stadium. Dressed in saffron robes and turbans with ends of their stoles hanging down their necks, Bhai Lal and his companions revived half-a-century-old memories of Muslim rabbis singing at Harminder Sahib as they rendered Sikh hymns in pure classical compositions.


From Bhai Nand Lal, a poet in the court of Guru Gobind Singh Ji to Bhai Gurdas Ji , the first authority on Sikh traditions after the Gurus, to Bhagats whose verses are included in the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Bhai Lal quoted them all.

 


The singer supplemented each line of the main Shabad or hymn he was singing with numerous quotes from these sources, some in Persian, some in Sanskrit.
     
 

Makhdoom Syed Chan Pir Qadri, the custodian of the shrine of and descendant of Hazrat Mian Mir Sahib. Mian Mir Ji was a devotee of Guru Arjun Dev Ji and was invited to lay the foundation stone of Harmindar Sahib.

 

 
Zahoor Ahmed Khan, descendent of Ghani Khan and Nabhi Khan who once assisted Guru Gobind Singh Ji in escaping the Mughal forces, here shows a hukamnana bestowed upon his ancestors by Guru Sahib Ji.
 
Makhdoom Syed Chan Pir Qadri, Zahoor Ahmed Khan and Ashiq Ali Bhai Lal.
 

Makhdoom Syed Chan Pir Qadri has in his possession beads and a necklace studded with precious stones said to have belonged to Guru Arjun Dev Ji and Mata Ganga Ji..

 

The family tree of the Bedis in which Guru Nanak was born is given here:-

 

Baba Ram Narayan
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Baba Shivram/ Shiv Narayan (born Samvat 1417 Bikrami)
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Baba Kalyan Chand (Kalu Ji) (born Samvat 1497 died Samvat 1579)
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Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji (born Samvat 1526, died 1596)
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Baba Lakhmi Das (born Samvat 1553, died Samvat 1612) {Baba Sri Chand never married)
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Baba Dharam Chand (born 1580 died 1674)
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Baba Mehar Chand
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Baba Dataar Chand
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Baba Pahar Chand
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Baba Harkaran Chand
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Baba Nihal Chand
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Baba Kaladhari Ji (died AD1738)
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Baba Jit Singh {Ajit Singh} (died AD 1773)
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Baba Sahib Singh (born Samvat 1813 died Samvat 1891 [ AD1834])
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Baba Bishan Singh (died AD1839) And Baba Bikram Singh (died AD 1863)
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Baba Attar Singh Baba Sujan Singh (Born AD1845, died AD 1919)
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Baba Sir Khem Singh (died AD1904/5) Baba Ram Kishan Singh (born AD 1874)
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Baba Sir Gurbaksh Singh (born AD 1861) Tikka Sanwal Singh (born AD 1898)
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Tikka Surendra Singh (born AD 1897)

The Gaddi of Baba Bishan Singh is at Una (Hoshiarpur) and the Gaddi of Baba Bishan Singh is at Kallar (dist. Rawalpindi).

The above information taken from Mahan Kosh (Bhai kahn Singh Nabha)


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