KALIANA, BHAIKALIANA, BHAI (d. 1621), a Bindrao Khatri, was a leading Sikh of the time of Guru Arjan. He received initiation at the hands of the Guru, who instructed him to practise the Word and to devote himself to the service of others (See MAM CHAND HANDA, BHAi). Bhai Kaliana was also trained in the fighting skills and served in the armed retinue of Guru Hargobind. In the battle at Ruhela, he fell fighting valiantly.
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