Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Pontificate First in the succession of ten Gurus
Date and Place of Birth 8th November 1469 (Nanakshahi calendar)at Talwandi, Rai Bhoe (now known as Nankana Sahib)
Father's Name Shri Kalyan (Kalu) Das Mahita
Mother's Name Mata Tripta
Wife's Name Bibi Sulakhani
Children Two sons - Baba Sri Chand and Baba Lakhmi Das
Date and place of death 22nd September 1539 at Kartarpur (now in Pakistan)
Bani Total hymns composed are 974 which are set to 17 musical measures. The entire Bani (scriptures) is included in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Preaching Odysseys He went on four preaching odysseys. 1st towards North, 2nd towards East, 3rd towards South and 4th towards West covering the whole of India and most of Asia. It took him 24years. He visited countries now known as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Mangolia, Turkey, Russia, Afganistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia. During these goodwill and missionary tours, the Guru, freed mankind from futile superstitions and advised people to remember Divine Name, do honest labour, share with others the fruit of honest earnings, live a householder'slife, pray and work for the welfare and goodness of the entire humanity