TAKHT MALL, a masand or preacher and the collector in the Nakka region (western part of Lahore district) during the time of Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), was so scared when he heard of the Guru sending for some masands and punishing those found guilty of misappropriation of sangat`s offerings that he went to the Guru`s mother and importuned her to intercede with the Guru on his behalf. Guru Gobind Singh finding him repentant and remorseful pardoned him.
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