राय बुलार भाटी
एक धर्माभिमानी मुसलमान होने के बावजूद, राय बुलार , सिख गुरु नानक से प्रभाव हुए थे और और अपनी आधी जमीन 18,500 एकड़ गुरु नानक को दान कर दी दी थी। वह पहले कुछ लोगों में से थे जो नानक को किसी ऐसे व्यक्ति के रूप में देखते थे जो विशेष रूप से भगवान द्वारा उपहार में दिया गया था। अब उसने जो जमीन दान की है, वह पाकिस्तान के एवेक्यू ट्रस्ट प्रॉपर्टी बोर्ड के नियंत्रण में है।
बुलर के वंशज, भट्टियों का राय परिवार, 21 वीं सदी के माध्यम से इस क्षेत्र में सक्रिय भूमिका निभाना जारी रखा है।
- Macauliffe, Max Arthur (1909). "Introduction, Chapter VI". The Sikh Religion, its gurus, sacred writings and authors. Oxford: Oxford University Press. पृ॰ lxxi.
After the accession of Bahlol Khan Lodi [in Dihli], Daulat Khan, a relative of his, obtained power in the Panjab, and governed under the paramount authority of his kinsman. He lived in state at Sultanpur till defeated and deprived of his possessions by the Emperor Babar. The Panjab appears to have been already parcelled out to Musalman chiefs who were retainers of the sovereigns of Dihli. One of these chiefs, called Rai Bhoi, a Musalman Rajput of the Bhatti tribe, had been Zamindar or proprietor of Talwandi. After his death his heritage descended to his son Rai Bular, who governed the town at the birth and during the youth of Nanak. / Talwandi is said to have been originally built by a Hindu king called Raja Vairat. It was sacked and destroyed by fire and crowbar, like most Hindu towns and cities, during the Musalman invasions. Rai Bular restored it and built a fort on the summit of the tumulus, in which he lived the secure and happy ruler of a small village, some limited acres of cultivated land, and a boundless wilderness.page view, reading view
- Macauliffe, ibid. "Although the age was one of religious intolerance and persecution, Rai Bular appears to have been the very reverse of a bigot. His father and he were converted Hindus, …"
- Garewal, Naveen S. (26 May 2007). "Guru Nanak's estate flourishes in Pakistan". अभिगमन तिथि 20 March 2014.