KHANU, BHAIKHANU, BHAI, one of the prominent Sikhs mentioned by Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 15. He received the rites of initiation at the hands of Guru Angad and lived up to the time of Guru Amar Das. As says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhan di Bhagat Mala, he, accompanied by his son Maia and Bhai Govind, a Bhandari Khatri, once waited upon Guru Angad. “Enlighten us, 0 sustainer of the poor,” he begged, “about the virtue most precious.” “There is no virtue higher than love,” said the Guru.
“Love God, remember Him always and sing His praises. Serve holy men and help the needy with food and clothing.” Bhai Khanu, Maia and Govind took the Guru`s precept and were counted among the leading disciples in the time of Guru Amar Das.
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2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Cur Pratap Suruj Cranth. Amritsar, 1927-33