SUCHCHANAND (d. 1710), a Khatri official in the court of Nawab Wazir Khan, faiydar of Sirhind, was instrumental in the execution of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh, Guru Gobind Singh`s two younger sons aged nine and seven respectively. The Sahibzadas and their grandmother, Mata Gujari, had been betrayed into Mughal custody by their servant, Gangu. Brought to his presence at Sirhind, Wazir Khan offered to the captive young men the usual choice of conversion to Islam or death. The Sahibzadas having scornfully rejected the former were ordered to be executed.

At this Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan of Malerkotia, who was present, protested against the sentence awarded to the children. As Wazir Khan began to waver at the just reproof of his peer, Suchchanand put in a remark : “The progeny of a serpent shall grow up as serpents, and ^should therefore be shown no mercy.” Wazir Khan thereupon reiterated his order for the children to be bricked up alive in a wall. In January 1710, when Banda Singh Bahadur invested Sirhind, Suchchanand too met his nemesis and was done to death.

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