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Baba Rama

Baba Rama

Baba Rama was the maternal grandfather of Guru Nanak. He lived in a village called Chahal, near Lahore. He was married to Mata Bhirai and they has two children – a son called Baba Krishna and a daughter called Mata Tripta, who was to become Nanak’s mother.

When Mata Tripta was married to Mahita Kalu, as was the custome then, she move to the residence of her husband which was Rai Bhoe Ki Talvandi (near Lahore). She moved to the present-day Nankana Sahib, which is the modern name of Rai Bhoe Ki Talvandi. It was in Nankana Sahib that Guru Nanak was born; the founder of the Sikh faith.


1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Gur Pratdp Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35
2. Mafaulifft;, Max Arthur, The Sikh Religion. Oxford, 1909

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