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Janamasthan Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa, Kasayra Bazaar, Gujranwala

The Janamasthan of Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa is in Kasayra Bazar of Gujranwala City. This is a renowned mansion of Gujranwala city. It was here that the famous Sikh general Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa was born in 1797 AD. His father was Sardar Gurdayal Singh and his motherewas Dharam Kaur. His family belonged to the "U al" Khatri tribe. He was one of the outstanding generals in the service of Rant Singh's army who fought and won many battles for Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He laid down his life fighting inside Jamrud fort in 1837 AD.
The mansion in Kasarya Bazaar was his ancestral home. Fascinating doors and windows of this mansion have been placed in Lahore Museum as exhibits.
After 1947, Hafiz Ghulam Rasool, who had been uprooted from Ludhiana, settled in this mansion. He was a renowned Hakeem (medicine man) and God-loving person of the area. His descendants live here now and his dargah is also within its premises.

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Text and photographs:Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan : Iqbal Qaiser
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