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HARIJI, SODHI (d. 1696), a great grandson of Guru Ram Das (1534-81) and head of the schismatic Mma sect from 1640 to 1696, was the second son of Baba Manohar Das, better known as Sodhl Miharban (1581-1640), the author of Sachkhand Polhi, janam. sakhi or life story of Guru Nanak. The exact date of Hariji`s birth is not known, but indirect evidence available would place it in the second decade of the seventeenth century. After Guru Hargobind left Amritsar in 1635 and took up abode at Kiratpur in the Sivaliks, the control of the sacred shrines in the town fell into the hands of tins line of the family with Hariji retaining charge of them for several decades`.

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