Guru Nanakdev , the saint among saints, was the founder of the Sikh religion and the first Guru of the Sikhs. He won the faith and love of people as he travelled for about 46 years from place to place, spreading his godly message amongst the people. He had great compassion for the poor and the helpless. Guru Nanakdev was born on April 15, 1469, in Talwandi, a village near Lahore. This place, known as ?Nankana Saheb?, is now in Pakistan. His father was Kalu Mehta and mother was Tripta Devi. His mother was a highly religious lady . Nanakji had an elder sister, known as Nanki.