Bhai Nand Lal Ji Goya (1633–1713) was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan. His father Chajju Mal, who was munshi of Dara Shikoh was a great scholar. Bhai Nand lal ji started writing persian Poetry at the age of 12 with the 'Takhallus' of 'Goya'. He learned Sanskrit, Hindi, Arabic and Persian from his father. When he was 17 he lost his mother, at 19 years of age his father in Ghazni, thus Bhai sahab had to return to Punjab and he settled at Multan. When he found that Aurungzeb wanted to convert him to Islam. He went to Anand pur sahib with his wife and presented a book called Bandginama to Guru ji, Guru ji liked that book so much that he gave it a new name called 'Zindagi nama’. Thus he became one of the 52 poets of Guru Gobind Singh. His literary works are: Ghazliyat (Diwan-e-Goya), Zindagi Nama, Tauseef-o-Sana, Ganj Nama, Dastoor-ul-Insha, Arz-Ul-Alfaaz, Khaatimaa, Jot Bigaas (Persian & Punjabi), Rahit Nama and Tankhah Nama.