GURBAKHSHGURBAKHSH, an Udasi saint contemporary with Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708), who was at the time of the evacuation of Anandpur directed by the Guru to stay behind to look after the local sangat and the sacred shrines. Years later, when Gulab Rai, a great grandson of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), occupied the seat where Guru Gobind Singh used to hold assembly and, pretending to be Guru, started accepting offerings from Sikh devotees, Gurbakhsh remonstrated with him and finding him adamant and unrepcntcnt cursed him with an early death, with no progeny to continue his line. Gulab Rai soon died childless and it was the descendants of his brother, Shyam Singh, who flourished in Anandpur.
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