Guru Amar Das (May 5, 1479 – September 1, 1574) was the third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and was given the title of Sikh Guru on March 26, 1552. He died at an age of 95.
The Sikh Gurus established Sikhism over the centuries, beginning in the year 1469. Sikhism was founded by the first guru, Guru Nanak, and subsequently, each guru, in succession, was referred to as “Nanak”, and as “Light”, making their teachings, in the holy scriptures, equivalent. There are a total of 11 gurus, of which the current and everlasting Sikh Guru is the integrated Sikh scriptures known as the Adi Granth or Guru Granth Sahib.