HUSAIN KHAN (d. 1696), called Husaim in Guru Gobind Singh`s Bachitra Ndtak, was a slave general of Dilawar Khan, an important officer in the Mughal hierarchy. When Dilawar Khan learnt of the disaster suffered by the imperial expedition led by his son against Guru Gobind Singh, he sent his commander, Husain Khan, to avenge the defeat. Husain Khan proceeded towards Anandpur with a large army at the beginning of 1696. Several hill chiefs submitted to him. On the way, Husain Khan got involved with Raja Raj Singh (Raja Gopal of the Bachitra Ndtak) of Guler, who failing to produce the heavy tribute levied upon him was ready for an armed conflict.
Bhai Sangatia and seven other Sikhs who were sent by Guru Gobind Singh as an embassy of peace to the court of the Guler chief also took part in the battle. Husain Khan was supported by the rajas of Karigra and Bilaspur. In the fierce action (20 February 1696) that ensued, Husain Khan was slain and the Raja of Guler and his allies won a decisive victory. Sangatia and his seven Sikhs fell fighting in this bloody battle.
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