Bebe Nanakiji

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  • Bibi Nanaki ji (1464-1518) was the elder sister of Guru Nanak and the daughter of Kalyan Chand Mehta(Mehta Kalu) and Mata Tripta.
  • She was born in 1464 in her mother’s home at the village of Chahal, now in Lahore district of Pakistan Punjab.
  • The Guru’s love for his sister is referred to in most touching terms in some of the Sakhis.
  • A sister’s love for her brother is a perennial theme of Punjabi folklore.
  • Bibi Nanaki was five years older then Guru Nanak, she was the first to recognize his spiritual eminence and to become his devotee.
  • She is often credited as becoming the first Sikh. She protected Nanak from their father’s wrath, when repeatedly he disappointed and angered him. She was with him throughout the early years of his childhood. When Guru Nanak Dev was only six years old in 1475, Nanaki was married to Bhai Jai Ram, a revenue official of very good reputation, at Sultanpur, which is in the present-day native state of Kapurthala, and was then the capital of the Jalandhar Doab. Nanak continued to live at home. He rebelled against Hindu ritual customs and rites that were imposed without reason.


Profession/Designation Sister of Guru Nanak and First Sikh
Location Lahore,Pakistan