Mehta Kalu

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Mehta Kalu
Spouse(s) Mata Tripta
Children Guru Nanak, Bebe Nanaki

Mehta kalu (formally Kalyan Chand Das Bedi[1] was the father of Guru Nanak Dev (1469–1539), the founder and first guru of Sikhs. He was born a Hindu.[2]

A Khatri by caste of the Bedi clan, he served as the patwari (accountant) of crop revenue for the village of Talwandi in the employment of a Muslim landlord of that area, Rai Bular Bhatti.[3] Guru Nanak’s mother was Tripta Devi and he had one elder sister, Bebe Nanaki who became a spiritual figure in her own right.

Mehta kalu later became a disciple of the Guru, also his son.


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  3. ^ "The Bhatti's of Guru Nanak's Order". Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2009.