He cremated the three bodies and putting the ashes in an urn buried them there. The site is now marked by Gurdwara Joti Sarup at Fatehgarh Sahib, near Sirhind. Modern historians have tried to identify Seth Todar Mall as a son or later descendant of Raja Todar Mall, of Sirhind, who won renown as an administrator under the Mughal emperors, Shah Jahan and Aurangzib, and who, according to Shah Nawaz Khan, Ma`asir ulUmara, lived up to 1076 AH/AD 1666. To perpetuate the memory of the noble minded Seth, a road in Sirhind town and a hall in Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib have now been named after him.
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