Sri Guru Harirai Ji was born on February 26h 1630 AD at Kiratpur, Dist. Ropar in Punjab. As the seventh Sikh Guru he travelled through Doaba and Malava regions of Punjab to consolidate the gains of the Sikh Movement. He maintained a Cavalry of 2200 horses yet devoted himself to the art of peaceful living. He helped Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Emperor Shahjahan when he was in distress. Emperoror Aurangzeb summoned the Guru on this account. Guru Harirai instead sent his son Ram Rai to Delhi.
In order to win over the bigoted Emporer Aurangzeb, Ram Rai substituted a word in the Sat Guru Granth Sahib listed as baiman for Musalman. When Guru Harirai heard this news he excommunicated Ram Rai as he could not maintain the sanctity and integrity of the Sat Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh scriptures). Guru Harirai later nominated his younger son Harikrishan as his successor.