ਭਾਈ ਬਾਲਾ – Bhai Bala (1466–1544)
– was a life-long companion of Guru Nanak. He was the son of Chandar Bhan, a Sandhu Jatt of Talwandi Rai Bhoi, now Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. Three years senior in age to Guru Nanak, he was his childhood playmate in Talwandi. From Talwandi, he accompanied Guru Nanak to Sultanpur where he stayed with him a considerable period of time before returning to his village. According to the Bhai Bala Janam Sakhi’s he travelled with Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana on all their great journeys around the world including China, Mecca, and around India.