Who was Sunder?
There is Ramkali Sad in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on Pious page 923. In 1941 Bhai Lal Singh Sangrur raised a question that who was this person, named Sunder in the above said Gurbani. I wonder why this question did not catch the notice of Prof. Sahib Singh? Perhaps this happens because of two possible reasons. First,due to the partition of the country, he could not take the notice of the above noted question.Secondly.due to his personal sickness of Parkinson.Any how whatever may be the reason,his eyes left this question unanswered.He gave the logical answer to every Gurmat question whether it related to Sikh history or Guru History or to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.From the next generation in me, the answer of the afore said question is given according to Prof. Sahib Singh's own book on Gur-Itihas from Patshahi 2 to 9.The question printed on the page no. 274 of Martand written by Giani Lal Singh Sangrur is supposed to get special attention from us.Three of my seniors had helped me a lot.They are principal Satbir Singh and Principal Sahib Singh and Bhai Santokh Singh. Sada-Itihas written by Satbir Singh on the page191 has something common to say with Dr. Sahib Singh on page 84 of Gur-Itihas Patshahi 2to9.Both these and some other historians have rightly menntioned in their history books that Bhai Sunder was the son of Bhai Anand,that is Guru Amar Das's great grand son.The Guru Granth Sahib Ji mentioned-----------Kahai Sunder Sunno Santoh----- Pious page 924 of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. But for your kind information the reality is something else and as follows.
All the historians are unanimous that Sunder was born in Bikrmi Sammat 1660 corresponding to 1603. Sri Guru Granth Sahib was written in 1604.One year old person can not describe one's biography.Guru Amar Das wrote Anand Sahib comemorating the birth of Bhai Anand in Bikrmi Sammat 1611 correspondig to 1554.When Satguru Amar Das left for his heavenly abode in 1574,Satguru Ram Das was 40 years old,Satguru Arjan Sahib was 11 years old,Mohan ji was 39 years old,Mohri ji was37 years old.Either Satguru Ram Das could write it or Satguru Arjan Sahib could write Ramkali Sadd.Either of the brother or both joint could write it.This means Sunder is somebody else.
The reality is this way.Satguru Amar Das has appointed 22 preachers(22Manjis). One of them was Allah Yaar Khan or Allah Shah. He was a horse-trader in Delhi. Actually he was a pathan of village Dalla in the district of Kaphurthla(reference Prof. Sahib Singh).He had his business in Lahore& Goindwal Sahib too.His son was Sayyed Sunder Shah.He was the same age as Bhai Anad was.He was a poet by nature.He was 20 years old like Bhai Anand when Guru Amar Das breathed his last.He wrote the Ramkali sadd which was included In Aadi Granth by Guru Arjan Sahib Ji and lateron in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Damdama Sahib.By the grace of Almighty Satguru,Harpal Singh(Qusur) has been made able to answer the question raised by Giani Lal singh Sangrur.In his Martand he thought that Sunder might be a Rababi but Sunder was the son of Allah Yaar Khan alias Allah Yaar Shah and Bibi Bakhto.He was also the friend of Baba Bidhi Chand. (reference of Kushti Da Dhruu Tara-Kartar written by Waryam Singh Sandhu page No. 27)
1.Sada-Itihas written by Principal Satbir Singh
2.Gur-Itihas written by Principal Sahib Singh
3.The Sikh Religion written by Max Arther Mcaulife
4.Kushti Da Dhruu Tara-Kartar, written by Waryam Singh Sandhu, published by Rustam Publication, Jullundur, 2007.
5.Gurmat Martand written by Lal Singh Sangrur
6.Gurprtap Suraj by Bhai Santokh Singh
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