Guru Angad was the second Guru of the Sikhs. He was chosen by Guru Nanak from amongst his disciples to carry on his teachings. Guru Angad was born in March, 1504 AD at Matte-di-Sarai Wanga now in Faridkot district to Pheru Mal and Mata Daya Kaur. He was earlier known as Bhai Lehna. He was married in January 1520 AD to Mata Khivi and had two sons named Dasu and Datu and two daughters named Amro and Anokhi.(Some say one daughter Amro) Guru Angad being bestowed with Guruship by Guru Nanak Guru Angad was a devoted worshipper of the goddess Durga. Every year he used to lead a group of devotees from Khadur Sahib, where he had settled, to the temple of Jwalamukhi in the Lower Himalayas. In 1532 AD he met Guru Nanak at Kartarpur (Pakistan) on his way to Jwalamukhi and became his disciple. Guru Nanak was most impressed with the devotion and selfless services of Lehna, that he proclaimed him as his successor Guru in AD1539. As Nanak had previously embraced him, and because of the touch with His body e.g. “Ang”, he changed the name of Lehna to Angad Guru Angad made Khadur Sahib his headquarters. Humayun, the Mughal Emperor called on him here and paid him homage.
The first duty Guru Angad performed after his morning devotions and kirtan was to tend the sick and succour the needy. His healing touch and loving compassion relieved many of their pains and distresses. He continued to preach the teachings of Guru Nanak. In 1541 AD he introduced the use of the improved Gurmukhi script, which Guru Nanak had created in the form of “Gurmukhi Painti”, had and encouraged all people to learn Punjabi and to read religious literature. In 1544 AD he got a biography of Guru Nanak written by Paira Mokha and dictated by Bhai Bala, which in a modified form is known as Bala Janamsakhi. Guru Angad also extended the langar and personally looked after the arrangements for serving. Sixty-three of his slokas are included in the Adi Granth. He died in March 1552 AD at Khadur Sahib at the age of 48 years.