SULAHI KHAN, a Mughal courtier, was befriended by Baba Prithi Chand with a view to securing official patronage for his claim to succession to the spiritual title to which his father, Guru Ram Das, had nominated his youngest son, Arjan. Prithi Chand, eldest of three brothers, had founded a new village, Kotlia Guru, in the Malva region, where he invited Sulahi Khan to visit him. Sulahi Khan came, and the two of them hatched a plot aiming to finish up the Guru.
As Prithi Chand was taking Sulahi Khan around the kilns he had set up to bake bricks for the new mansions, the latter`s horse suddenly frisked and mounted one of the kilns, where the loose earth gave way and, before Prithi Chand could even think of rescuing him, Sulahi Khan had been engulfed in the fire and burnt to deathan unholy end according to Muslim belief. There are verses by Guru Arjan in the Guru Granth Sahib alluding to Sulahi Khan getting his deserts.
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