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^Ganda, Singh (1990) . Life of Banda Singh Bahadur : based on contemporary and original records. Punjabi University/Khalsa College. p. 1. OCLC25748134. His father Ram Dev was an ordinary ploughman Rajput.
^Sambhi, Piara Singh; W Owen Cole (1990). A popular dictionary of Sikhism. Curzon. p. 49. ISBN978-0-913215-51-7. OCLC59977906. Born a Rajput, he was a Bairagi yogi until his conversion