(d. 1644), a Rajput Sikh of the time of Guru Hargobind (1595-1644), was so deeply attached to the Guru that, according to Maubid Zulfiqar Ardastani, Dabistdni Mazdhib, he immolated himself on his funeral pyre. "Placing his [Guru Hargobind`s] body on firewood, as they," says Zulfiqar Ardastani, a contemporary chronicler who had met the Guru at Kiratpur only a few months earlier, "set it alight and as the flames rose high, a Rajput named Raja Ram, who was his servant, flung himself into the fire. He walked a few paces on the fire till he conveyed himself to the feet of the Guru. He placed his face on the soles of his [Guru`s] feet and did not move till he gave away his life... After that a large number [of people) wanted to jump in. (But) Guru Har Rai forbade them to do so."
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