Bālak Si̇gh

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Bālak Siṅgh (1797–1862). Spiritual preceptor of Rām Siṅgh, who founded the Nāmdhārī Sikh movement. He exhorted his followers to live simply and practise no religious ritual apart from repetition of God's name (Nām, hence the name of the movement). Devotees regard Bālak Siṅgh as a reincarnation of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh.