Name: Bhai Lallo Ji
Father\'s Name: Bhai Jagat Ram Ghatorha
Mother\'s Name: Mata Khamoo ji
Date of Birth: 24th September, 1452 AD
Place of Birth: Village Sayadpur, District Gujranwala, Amenabad - Pakistan
Bhai Lallo Ji was born in 1452 at the village of Saidpur presently known as Eminabad in Pakistan. His father\'s name was Bhai Jagat Ram of the Ghataura surname pertaining to the carpenter clan, also known as Ramgarhia.
Bhai Lallo Ji was one of the greatest saints of Punjab. It was known for his name in sikh historic incident with first guru of sikhs Guru Nanak Dev. He was very close to Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Infact Guru Nanak Dev Ji had showered greatest and the rare honour on Bhai Sahib Bhai Lalloo Ji. Who believed in honest labor and hard toil.
Bhai Lallo, blessed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, during his first Uddassi was an artisan of Ghataura gotra of ramgarhiakom. Guru Nanak Dev Ji along with Bhai Mardana visited his house in Eminabad in 1504 AD.
One day Malik Bhago, a high government official of the city, gave a general feast. He invited Guru Nanak Dev. Guru ji declined the invitation of Bhago. On being asked a second time, Guru Nanak Dev took Bhai Lalo with him and went to Malik Bhago’s house. With great anger Malik Bhago said to Guru ji, “You are dishonoring Kshatriyas by eating dry chapaties in the house of a carpenter. My feast will offer you delicious food. Why do you refuse to eat it?”
Leaving a number of palatial buildings behind Guru Ji reached Bhai Lallo\'s small, simple and clean haveli and knocked at the door twice. Bhai Lallo opened the door, bowed before his honored guests and took them inside. He laid a charpai covered with a whte cloth for Guru Ji and provided a peehra to Bhai mardana to sit on. Making his guests sit comfortably, Bhai Lallo asked Guru Ji with folded hands.
"Sorry, I could not recognize you, will you kindly disclose your identity."
"Bhai Lallo, you know me very well sincre long. I need not disclose myself befor you. You had been waiting for me for quiet some time." Bhai Lallo looked at Guru Ji more carefully and said, "Oh, then you are Nanak Tappa." "Yes, BHai Lallo, you have rightly recognized me. I have to discuss with you, the entire program to remove evils from the society and show people the path of righteousness which leads to the worship of Almighty and emancipation of human beings.
Guru Ji stayed with Bhai Lallo and his family consisting of his wife and one daughter, Bibi Rajji, for a pretty long period. He always relished the simple food provided by Bhai Lallo\'s family, which contained the nectar of honest, lore and reverence.
Guru Nanak Dev took Bhai Lalo’s dry chapati in his right hand and Malik Bhago’s fried sweet pancake in his left hand. When he squeezed the right hand the people present there saw drops of milk dripping from it. And when he pressed the left hand with the Malik Bhago\'s fried pancakes, everyone saw blood trickling from it.
Malik Bhago was silent on seeing all this. Bhai Lalo on the other hand was the symbol of honesty and hardwork. So according to Guru Nanak Dev, it’s better to earn little money with honesty than to amass a huge wealth by devious and crooked means.