More on Data Ganj Bakhsh of Lahore

 Further to yesterday’s post on Data Saheb,  Shirazi Saheb from Lahore has sent this story related to Data Ganj Baksh. The incident seems to have taken place in the early twentieth century.

I am reproducing it below:

Before independence Rae Bahadar Ram Saran Das lived near the shrine of Data Gang Bukhsh. He was one of the rich landlords of Punjab and a philanthropist who would not discriminate between Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs or Christians. His three sons caught Influenza when epidemic spread all around during World War I. Doctors including Colonel Sundar Land, husband of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s grand daughter Bampa Daleep Singh who was the principal Kind Edward Medical College Lahore, did not know what to do.

Ram Saran’s sons were isolated in one room. Ram Saran narrates that one night he woke up and saw a pious person praying in the room. “Who are you,” Ram Saran asked perplexed. “I am your neighbour Data Gang Bukhsh. I could not see your dilemma and have come to pray for your sons. Do not worry. Allah willing they will get better,” Data Gang Bakhsh assured him.

Next day his sons started recovering. Soon they were all right. Roop Chand was one of Ram Saran’s sons who later served as Indian ambassador to Afghanistan.
Ram Saran Das arranged the electrification of Data Gang Bakhsh Shrine complex in gratitude.

Thanks to Shirazi Saheb for sending this. I also discovered a great site with some amazing photos of Data Darbar.

Published in: on January 22, 2007 at 10:04 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. As Salaam walaikom
    I am Mohamed Osman from South Africa -Durban
    Is there anyone in Lahore that can post me a dvd or video of the qawali mehfil at Ur’s Sharief of Hazrath Data Ganj Baksh Ali Hujweri Rahmathullah Alaih.
    Please email me on :


  2. There is not enough detail by this site.More peoples would like to know in detail like books and full life story of concern but in this site nothing in detail.

  3. For Complete Updates On Data Darbar And Complete Details On Hazrat Data Ganj bakhsh Please Visit . I Hope This Web Site Will Give U All The Knowledge You Need

  4. It is very difficult for me to give detail and comments but it is confirm to say that Data Sahib was the great person in Lahore and without their consent no one came into lahore and no one leave lahore without their consent. He was the great great and great personality in the world. As per my personal experience, I personally saw them in dream and they call me in Lahore. Today I am serving in governemtn department on a reasonable post. Today i am very happy with my life.

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