PHIRIA, BHAI, also referred to as Phira and Phera, a Katara Khatri of Mirpur in Jammu and Kashmir, was a devoted Sikh of the lime of Guru Amar Das. The Guru appointed him to a manfi to preach Sikhism in his native country`. Bhai Phiria had a melodious voice and simple expression and thought provoking exposition. Many became adherents of the Sikh faith and dhammsalswcre established at several places in and around Mirpur.
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