ANANTA, BHAI, son of Bhai Kuko, a Vadhavan Khatri, was a devoted Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644). According to Bhai Santokh Singh, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth, he once earned the Guru`s displeasure for wantonly hitting a crow which became lame as a result of the injury. He was, however, repentant and was pardoned through Bhai Bidhi Chand`s intercession. Bhai Ananta laid down his life fighting for the Guru in the battle of Amritsar (1629).
1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar 1926-37