Artist: Daljeet Singh, IND
Title: Mata Khivi
Medium: Digital Art
Commissioner: Gurjit Bhandal

Mata Khivi was the wife of Guru Angad Dev Ji, the second Guru. She was also considered a key figurehead for the early Sikh community, and has the auspicious honour of being the only Sikh woman directly mentioned in Guru Granth Sahib Ji:
Balwand says; Khivi, the virtuous wife [of Guru Angad], whose [caring nature] provides such dense shade to all. She serves a great wealth of communal food, delicious like ambrosial nectar, rice pudding with clarified butter. — Ang 967, Raag Ramkali, written by Sata & Balwand
Mata Khivi played an exceptional role in the expansion of langar seva. Living a long life in Khador Sahib, Mata Ji raised four children, the most notable being Bibi Amro, who is also featured in this calendar.


Daljeet Singh, IND

Daljeet Singh is a self-taught fine artist, having a keen interest in different forms of arts including painting, music and Folk Dance since his childhood. He was born in 1997, New Delhi, India. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Physics (Hons.) from SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University. While pursuing his degree, he got the opportunity to explore his passion of art and thus joined the fine arts society of the college. He further designed the covers of the college magazine TEGH for three consecutive years.

He achieved the prize for the best design of the silver coin to mark the 550 years of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The final minted coins were launched by the Vice President of India in 2019 and were made available for the local public by DGMC at all historic Gurdwara Sahibs of Delhi. Furthermore, on the same occasion, he painted a beautiful painting of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his family, which was exhibited at IGNCA, Art Gallery and later at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi. The original painting is now exhibited at Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan.

Daljeet is mastered in charcoal and oil paintings and has worked in many mediums including watercolor, ink and recently in digital. He has a deep interest in learning Sikh history and is carving more of his talent in creating works related to Sikh art. He is a student of Indian Classical music, performing and practicing Kirtan.A