DASU, BABA (b. 1524), eldest son of Guru Arigad and Mata Khivi, was born on 9 Bhadon 1581 Bk / 7 August 1524 at Khadur Sahib in present day Amritsar district of the Punjab. He was ambitious to succeed his father in the spiritual line, but the latter, as records Kesar Singh Chhibbar, Bansavalinama, spoke: “He [Amar Das] is my brother and to him I am entrusting the responsibility …. Him I have reckoned as capable of bearing the burden.” Dasu kept quiet at the time, but, after the passing away of Guru Angad, as his duly anointed successor, Guru Amar Das shifted to Goindval, he proclaimed himself Guru at Khadur even against the remonstrances of his mother. Later he recanted and apologized to his mother who took him to Goindval. He made obeisance to Guru Amar Das whose true disciple he remained thereafter.
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