Poet Kalshar

Poet Kalshar [15th – 16th Century] was part of a group of eleven poets and singers known as Bhatts, who were all Vaishnavites, followers of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna, who had come to the congregation of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, seeking spiritual solace.

Kalshar, who is also known as Kalh and Talh, was the leader of the poets, and taking into consideration the total contribution of hymns by the poets which is 123, Poet Kalshar alone has contributed a considerable 54 hymns.

Poet Kalshar wrote ten hymns in praise of Guru Nanak Dev, ten in praise of Guru Angad Dev, nine in praise of Guru Amar Das, thirteen in praise of Guru Ram Das and twelve in praise of Guru Arjan Dev. Also, he was the son of Chokha, and brother of Poet Gayand.