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1

Who was Guru Arjan?

1st Sikh martyr

2

What significant contributions did he make to Sikhism?

led Sikhism for a quarter of a century
compiled hymns of previous Gurus and other saints into Adi Granth
reorganised the Masands system - suggested 1/10th donations to dasvand

3

Why was he arrested and sentenced to death?

would not convert to Islam