They would fight in the rear of the hill armies and would obtain from the hill chiefs permission to plunder the Guru`s wealth.The Pathans applauded Bhikhan Khan`s advice and joined the hill rajas against Guru Gobind Singh. When Buddhu Shah learnt how the Pathan soldiers had reneged, he came forward with his four sons and seven hundred disciples to assist the Guru. Guru Gobind Singh says in his Bachitra Na.tak that as he saw Shah Sarigram (Sarigo Shah), a cousin of his, fall in the battle of Bharigani, he took up his bow and arrows.
With the first arrow, he struck a Khan who fell to the ground. He then drew out another one and aimed at Bhikhan Khan, hitting him in the face. Leaving his horse, the bleeding Khan fled, but was killed by another arrow from the Guru`s bow.
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