Bhai Sati Dasji

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  • Bhai Sati Dass was Bhai Mati Dass’s brother.
  • While Bhai Mati Dass was Dewan at Guru’s court, Bhai Sati Dass was a writer cum translator of a high calibre.
  • He was a scholar of Persian language.
  • He used to write in Persian, the utterings of Guru ji which were later translated and written in Gurmukhi script by him.
  • Bhai Sati Dass was the third and last of the three sikhs who were arrested along with Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb.
  • Bhai Mati Dass and Bhai Dayala were done to death before the eyes of Bhai Sati Dass in the most brutal manner when they refused to forsake their religion and firmly spurned the offers of luxurious living in case they agreed to become Muslims.
  • Bhai Sati Dass was brought out in the open at Chandni Chowk, with hands and legs bounded with iron shackles.
  • The spectators were guessing about the method to be employed for Sati Dass’s execution, when they watched in disbelief Bhai ji being wrapped in cotton.
  • Like his predecessors, he too was given the option of saving his life by agreeing to be converted to Islam or face death through torture. Bhai Sati Dass chose the later option, i.e. death through torture since he was not willing to shun his belief in Sikhism to the promised luxurious life in this world and heavens in the next.
  • Facing his master Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib and while reciting Gurbani and meditating, Bhai Sati Dass who was wrapped in cotton, was set afire and burnt alive under the watchful eyes of his Guru and thousands of spectators.

Profession/Designation writer at Gurus Court
Location Delhi
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