HAYAT KHANHAYAT KHAN (d. 1688), one of the disbanded officials of the Mughal army who, along with five hundred Pathan soldiers, was recruited by Guru Gobind Singh at Paonta Sahib, on the recommendation of Pir Buddhu Shah of Sadhaura. On the eve of the battle of Bharigani, he however deserted the Guru and joined the hill chiefs against him. Hayat Khan was challenged in the battle by Kirpal, the m,ahant or head of the Udasi sddhus. Kirpal killed Hayat Khan with his heavy club. The feat is described by Guru Gobind Singh in a vivid image in his Bachitra Natak.
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