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Search Your Roots
If you are a Bedi of Guru Nanak lineage, you certainly have your roots in the town of Dera Baba Nanak, a habitation on the eastern side of River Ravi that was settled by Baba Dharam Chand, the grandson of Guru Nanak and the only son of Baba Lakhmi Chand, the son of Guru Nanak. All the Bedis who claim lineage to Guru Nanak are the descendants of Baba Dharam Chand. Further down, the Guru Nanak Ansh are either Manakchandias, the descendants of Baba Manak Chand, son of Baba Dharam Chand OR Meherchandias, the descendants of Baba Mehar Chand, the second son of Baba Dharam Chand. As a Guru Nanak Ansh Bedi, your ancestors may have migrated to other places like Una, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Pune, Saharanpur, Delhi, etc or may have shifted overseas, yet your ROOTS are in one of the Gallis and Mohallas of Dera Baba Nanak.
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The Qilewale Bedis
Qilewale Bedis of Baba Mulkh Raj Mohalla, Dera Baba Nanak (DBN) are a proud lot and a very cohesive extended family. They owe their ancestry to Guru Nanak Dev, the first Guru of the Sikhs. From amongst decendants in the 13th generation of the great Guru, came Baba Ram Singh Bedi, whose present descendants are the proud trustees and members of Bedi Foundation. The foundation owes its genesis to Baba Pritpal Singh Bedi, the youngest of the ten children of Baba Ram Singh Bedi. He settled the Trust in the year 2011. A year before he passed away, Baba Pritpal Singh Bedi undertook his last visit to DBN on 21st April 2012. On this visit, undertaken with the aim of paying obeisance at the DBN Darbar Sahib and sharing his knowledge on the DBN precincts with the Bedi Foundation members, Baba Pritpal Singh Bedi was accompanied by Tikka Brijinder Singh Bedi and Rupinder Singh Bedi, both from the 15th generation line up of our great Guru.
Based on the information passed down by the Bedi elders belonging to the 14th peerhi of the Great Guru, the ground knowledge gained from Baba Pritpal Singh Bedi and further with inputs from the local DBN sources and research data, an effort has been made to compile inputs and share the same with all who relate to the Qilewale Bedis, with the hope that it shall enthuse them all to embark on charity programes for DBN.