Baba Mool Chand
Mool Chand or Mul Chand was the father of Mata Sulakhni and the father-in-law of Guru Nanak. He was a Chona Khatri, resident of Batala, who looked after the lands of the Randhava Jatts of the village of Pakkhokc in present-day Gurdaspur district of the Punjab. He was married to Mata Chando Rani. He had a daughter of marriageable age named Sulakhani whom he betrothed to (Guru) Nanak, then working as a modi or storeholder for the Nawab Daulat Khan of Sultanpur Lodhi. The match was arranged through Bhai Jai Ram, husband of the Guru’s sister, Bibi Nanaki, and the marriage was solemnized at Batala on 24 September 1487. Gurdwara Dehra Sahib, also known as Viah Asthan Guru Nanak Dev Ji, now marks the place where Bhai Mul Chand lived. The Nanak family sometimes moved to Pakkhoke Randhave where Mata Sulakhni came with her two sons to stay with her parents during Guru Nanak’s mission abroad and away from home. She would rejoin later him at Kartarpur, opposite Pakkhoke across the River Ravi, where he had settled after his prolonged travels.
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