JAMSHAID KHANJAMSHAID KHAN (d. 1708), Ruhila Afghan, was hired by Nawab Wazir Khan, faujddr of Sirhind, to assassinate Guru Gobind Singh, whose friendly relations with Emperor Bahadur Shah I were perceived by the faujddr as a danger to his own position. Jamshaid Khan with another accomplice caught up with the Guru at Nanded, in the South. Jamshaid Khan started attending morning and evening services and one day during the first week of October 1708, as the Guru lay in his chamber resting after the evening prayer, he fell upon him and stabbed him on the left side near the heart. But before he could repeat the blow, the Guru struck him down with his sabre.
His companion fell under the swords of the Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh survived the attack. However after a few days, as he stretched a powerful bow, the wound opened up again and he bled profusely. He passed away on 1 October 1708.
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