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RAM RAI (1646-1687), the elder son of Guru Har Rai, Nanak VII, was born to Mata Sulakkhani at Kiratpur on 11 March 1646. Brought up under the loving care of his parents amid an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity that reigned over Kiratpur, their resort in the Sivaliks, Ram Rai grew up into a robust youngman, well versed in the sacred lore and in the use of arms. During the war of succession fought among the sons of Emperor Shah Jahan, Prince Dara Shukoh, defeated in battle and hotly pursued by the victor, Aurarigzib, met Guru Har Rai at Goindval in the last week of June 1658 and sought consolation in his blessing. Reports of the meeting between the Guru and the fugitive prince were carried to Aurangzib who, after he had established himself securely on the throne, summoned Guru Har Rai to meet him.

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