KANIPHA or Karnaripa, one of the 84 Gorakhpanthi siddhas (exalted personages believed to have attained occult powers and immortality through the practice of yoga), is mentioned in Bald Janam Sdkhi as a participant in the Siddhas` discourse with Guru Nanak during the latter`s visit to Mount Sumer.
LOHARIPA, a Gorakhpanthi yogi, whose name occurs in Guru Nanak`s Sidh Gosti in the Guru Granth Sahib. The Sidh Gosti is a versified account of the Guru`s discourse with a group of Natha ascetics. Among them is mentioned Loharipa which is taken to be the Punjabi form of Luipa,
MUNAK (29Â°49`N, 75Â°53`E), an old village lying between the River Ghaggar and the PatranJakhal link road, in Sangrur district of the Punjab, has a historical shrine, called Gurdwara Akalgarh Patshahi IX. The name Akalgarh derives from the Akalgarh Fort constructed at Munak by Maharaja Amar Singh of Patiala (1748-82).
NABI KHAN and his brother Ghani Khan, Pathans of Machhivara, who after the battle of Chamkaur (1705) escorted Guru Gobind Singh to the safety of the Malva region disguised as a Muslim pir. See GHANI KHAN
SATTA, also called Satta Dum because he was a du/n or miraslby birth, a rababior rebeckplayer to Guru Arjan, and co-composer, with Rai Balvand, of Ramkall ki Var, included in the Guru Granth Sahib in the Ramkali musical measure.
SHIHAN, BHAI, an Uppal Khatri of Khadur Sahib in present day Amritsar district of the Punjab, was a prominent Sikh of the time of Guru Angad (1504-52) and Guru Amar Das (1479-1574).
Singh, Gur Baksh was a pioneer in the field of refined Punjabi prose-writing. He has to his credit two novel and several collections of essays and short stories. His writing has been widely translated into Russian and other European Languages. He was the first prose writer in Punjabi to
AGNEW, PATRICK ALEXANDER VANS (1822-1848), a civil servant under the East India Company. He was the son of Lt Col Patrick Vans Agnew, an East India Company director. Agnew joined the Bengal civil service in March 1841. In 1842, he became assistant to the commissioner of Delhi division. In December
DATU, BABA (1537-1628), son of Guru Angad and Mata Khivi, was born in 1537 at Khadur Sahib in present day Amritsar district of the Punjab. Like his elder brother, Dasu, he too was not reconciled to Guru Amar Das succeeding his father as Guru. But whereas Dasu had soon
KAHN SINGH, son of Baba Binod Singh, a Trehan Khatri, was with Guru Gobind Singh at Nanded during his last days. He, along with his father, was among the five Sikhs chosen to accompany Banda Singh Bahadur to the Punjab in 1708. He took part in Banda Singh`s campaigns
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