NIHALA, BHAI, a Sabharval Khatri of Patna, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind. He was, besides being an eloquent expounder of gurbdnt, a brave soldier. He had fallen fighting in the battle of Amritsar in 1629. The name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI. 31 NIHALA, BHAI, one of the writers serving Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708).
He copied manuscripts including a large portion of Charitropdkhydn. The Anandpur manuscript of the Dasam Granth carries his name on the margin of folio 244 as “lekhak (scribe) Nihala.” BIBLIOGRAPHY Padam, Piara Singh, Dasam Granth Darshan. Patiala, 1968
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2. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Cur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35