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BAHILOL, BHAI, a resident of Qadivind, a village near Kasur, now in Pakistan, was a devotee of Guru Amar Das. Once the Guru visited Qadivind at his request and, pleased at his devotion, promised him any boon he might ask of him. Bhai Bahilol spoke humbly : "Nothing is permanent in this world, Lord ! Grant me therefore the only boon worth asking for, that is, I may always remember God`s Name." The Guru gave him his blessing. The memorial gurdwara dedicated to Guru Amar Das and constructed on the land donated by Bhai Bahilol was looked after by a line of Udasi priests until the partition of the Punjab in 1947. The.samadh of Bhai Bahilol also existed near the gurdwara.

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