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Joti-Jot Divas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj

Guru Gobind Singh Ji ( 1666-1708 ) , born Gobind Rai , was the tenth Sikh Guru , a spiritual master , warrior , poet and philosopher . When their father , Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji , was executed by Aurangzeb , Guru Gobind Singh Ji was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine , becoming the tenth and final human Sikh Guru . Wazir Khan , a Muslim army commander and the Nawab of Sirhind , against whose army the Guru had fought several wars , commissioned two Afghans , Jamshed Khan and Wasil Beg , to follow the Guru Ji's army as it moved for the meeting with Bahadur Shah , and then assassinate the Guru Ji The two secretly pursued the Guru whose troops were in the Deccan area of India and entered the camp when the Sikhs had been stationed near river Godavari for months . They gained access to the Guru Ji and Jamshed Khan stabbed him with a fatal wound at Nanded . According to Senapati's Sri Gur Sobha , an early 18th century writer the fatal wounds of the Guru was one below his heart . The Guru Ji fought back and killed the assassin , while the assassin's companion was killed by the Sikh guards as he tried to escape . The Guru Ji later , succumbed to their injuries October 1708. Their death fuelled a long and bitter war of the Sikhs with the Mughals .



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