Bhai Adam, also mentioned as Uddam in some chronicles, was, according to Giani Gian Singh, Twarikh Guru Khalsa, a Siddhu Jatt of Brar clan living at Vinjhu, a village near Bathinda (30°-14’N, 74°-58’E). He had no male child and, advancing in years, he along with his wife came to Amritsar to devote himself to serving Guru Ram Das. Besides partaking of the holy sangat morning and evening, he daily brought two loads of firewood from the jungle, one of which he contributed to the Guru kaLarigar, selling part of the second to buy food for himself and storing the remainder. Once on an extremely cold night a large number of Sikhs arrived to visit the Guru. As they stood shivering in the open, Bhai Adam fetched his stock of firewood and lit bonfires for them. Guru Ram Das was highly pleased and bade him ask for a boon. Adam shyly said that he had everything he wanted except a son. The Guru gave him his blessing. It was, as goes the tradition, by the Guru’s blessing that Bhai Bhagatu was born to the couple.


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  • Vir Singh, Bhai, Sri Ash t Guru Chamatkar. Amritsar, 1952
  • GianSingh, Giani, Twarikh Guru Khalsa. Patiala, 1970
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