MIRZA BEG, a Mughal official who, in 1696. accompanied Prince Mu`azzam (later Emperor Bahadur Shah of Delhi), sent by Emperor Aurangzib to settle affairs in the Punjab. The Prince stationed himself in Lahore and sent Mirza Beg towards the Sivalik hills. Mirza Beg brought the hill rajas to submission. He, however, became an admirer of Guru Gobind Singh whom he came to know through Bhai Nand Lal, who was a devoted Sikh and who had come to the Punjab as a member of Prince Mu`azzam`s entourage. According to Bachitra Ndtak, Mirza Beg punished those who had deserted the Guru, whereas those who continued to stay with the Guru escaped harm.
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