Guru Nanak Dev Ji (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) was the founder of Sikhism. He was born at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present district of Shekhupura (Pakistan), now Nanakana Sahib. His father, Mehta Kalyan Das Bedi (Mehta Kalu) was the patwari (accountant) in the employment of Rai Bular Bhatti. Guru Nanak’s mother was Tripta Devi and he had one elder sister, Bibi Nanaki. He was married to Mata Sulakhni ji, who gave birth to two sons: Sri Chand and Lakhmi Das. In November 1504, Bibi Nanaki ji took him to Sultanpurlodhi where he worked as storekeeper in the modikhana of the local Nawab, Daulat Khan Lodhi. He proceeded on four long tours (udasis) covering different religious places in India and abroad. He wrote 947 hymns including Japji Sahib, Asa-Di-Var, Bara-Mah, Sidh-Gosht, Onkar (Dakhani).
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