SHIV RAM (b. 1418), grandfather of Guru Nanak, was the son of Ram Narain, a Bedi Khatri. He and his wife, Banarasi, lived in a village called Patthevind, now the site of Gurdwara Dera Sahib, 10 km east of Naushahra Pannuan in present day Amritsar district of the Punjab. Two sons, Kalu and Lalu, were born to them the former in 1440 and the latter in 1444. The elder, Baba Kalu, variously mentioned by chroniclers as Mahita Kalu, Kalian Rai, Kalu Rai, Kalu Chand or Kalian Chand, was the father of Guru Nanak.
Sometime during the middle of the fifteenth century, the family shifted to Talvandi Rai Bhoi Ki, now Nankana Sahib in Sheikhupura district of Pakistan, where Shiv Ram became a patvari or village rent collector for the local chief, Rai Bular, a descendant of Rai Bhoi the Bhatti noble whose name the village commemorated.
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