RANG DAS, BHAI
RANG DAS, BHAI. a Bhandari Khatri of Gharuan, an old village in Ropar district of the Punjab, was a prominent Sikh of the time of Guru Amar Das. He had been a follower of Bairagi sddhus until he met Bhai Paro, whose example led him to embrace the Sikh faith. Bhai Rang Das is also said to have held charge of a manji or preaching district.
His descendants still live at Gharuan where his samddh is visited by devotees especially on the day of Holi festival. Bhai Rang Das`s brother, Bhagat Nand Lal, was also a Sikh preacher and his samddh at village Batta, 5 km away, attracts visitors and devotees, too. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated at the latter place. Kahn Singh, Bhai, Gurushabad Ratandkar Mahan Kosh [Reprint]. Patiala, 1981