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TODAR MALL, SETH, a wealthy merchant of Sirhind, according to tradition, performed the last rites for the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh martyred, on 12 December 1706, under the orders of Wazir Khan, faujdar of Sirhind, and of Mata Gujari, the Guru`s mother who died of the shock on the same day. It is said that landowners around the Sirhind Fort would not permit him to hold the cremation in their fields, until one Chaudhari Atta agreed to sell him a plot. The seller`s stipulation was that the buyer (Todar Mall) will take only as much of the space as he could cover with gold mohars, he would lay out for the purchase. The Seth produced the coins and bought the piece of land he needed.

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