NIHAL SINGH THAKUR (1808-1895), Sikh theologian and musician, was born at Amritsar on 7 Phagun 1864 Bk/17 February 1808 to Bhai Mahal Singh and Mata Basi. Bhai Mahal Singh lived in the village of Sayyid ki Sarai in Gujjarkhan tahsil of Rawalpindi district, now in Pakistan, and had come to Amritsar only as a pilgrim, but settled here for good after the birth of Nihal Singh. The family could scarcely make both ends meet, and Nihal Singh, then a small boy, had to work in order to augment their meagre income. At the age of ten, he entered the derd, or seminary, of Thakur Dayal Singh, a Sikh luminary, as a pupil. There he was admitted to the rites of the Khalsa.
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