Jati Mall


JATI MALL (d. 1642), also referred to as Jati Malik or Malak JatI, was the son of Bhai Singha who laid down his life for Guru Hargobind in the battle of Amritsar(1629). Brahman by birth, Singha was the family priest of the Sodhis. He converted to Sikhism and became a skilled warrior. Likewise, his son, JatT Mall, practised the manly arts and took part in all the battles fought by Guru Hargobind. Among his troop commanders, he ranked next only to BhaT Bidhi Chand and Rai Jodh. He is said to have trained Guru Tegh Bahadur in his boy - hood in the use of arms. In the battles of Mchraj in December 1634, JatI Mall was wounded in the clicst by an arrowshot, but made a quick recovery. He died at Kartarpur in 1642. His son, Daya Ram, remained in the service of the Gurus and fought valiantly in the battle of Bharigam in 1688.