HARKISHAN DAS, a purohit or family priest of Maharaja Dulcep Singh, who in 1883 went on a visit to the Maharaja in England and stayed there as his guest for nearly two years. When he returned to India in 1885, he brought with him offerings from the Maharaja for the Golden Temple at Amritsar and for the samddh of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Lahore and that of Sardar Mahari Singh (Duleep Singh`s grandfather) at Gujrariwala.
Accordingly, twenty-one basinfuls of karah prasdd`were distributed daily between 20 and 22 August 1885 among devotees at the Golden Temple, Akal Buriga and other gurudwaras on behalf of the Maharaja. Harkishan Das was among those who received in 1886 a wire from Maharaja Duleep Singh informing him of his proposed visit to India which however never materialized.
1. Ganda Singh, ed.. History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab. (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence), vol. IV. Patiala, 1972