Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and the last of the Sikh Gurus, was a warrior, a saint, a philosopher and a poet. He was the son of the 9th Guru, Tegh Bahadur. After becoming Guru at the tender age of 9 years, he devoted all his life to mankind, losing his 4 sons to wars. 

You will not find a life that is more sacrificial than Guru Gobind Singh’s. He founded the Sikh warrior clan called Khalsa, introduced the five Ks (the five items that Sikhs are meant to carry at all times) and formalised the Guru Grant Sahib as the Holy text of the Sikhs. Here are 10 important lessons which have been translated from Punjabi:

Illustrations by Puneet Gaur & Utkarsh Tyagi