Kirpal Das received it on his club. Then rising in his stirrups and shouting vociferously Sal Sri Akal, he smote Hayat Khan`s head with his wooden truncheon so mightily that his skull was crushed.The scene is described by Guru Gobind Singh in the Bachitra Natak in an eloquent simile. He wrote: "Mahant Kirpal, raging, lifted his club and struck the fierce Hayat Khan on the head, upon which his brains spilt forth as butter flowed from the Gopi`s pitcher broken by Krishna.
" Mahant Kirpal Das was later keeper of the Udasi derd at village Hehar in Ludhiana district. He was visited by Guru Gobind Singh after the battle of Chamkaur. He, as a mark of respect, gave his shoulder to the palanquin on which the Guru was carried to the next village of Rajoana. .
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