Gopal Pande was the math teacher who used to teach Nanak math. He was astonished to see Nanak’s brilliance and his love towards God. He knew Nanak was not an ordinary child but a divine figure.
Maulvi was a scholar and teacher of Persian and algebra. He is most remembered for his being the teacher of the religiously precocious child named Nanak in the Punjabi village of Talwandi.
Haridas was the village physician who was summoned to treat Baba Nanak. But instead he was the one who was cured by Baba Nanak from illusion of the world.
Bhai Bala was born in Talwandi Rai Bhoi, now called Nankana Sahib in a Jatt family in Pakistan. He was a supposed childhood friend and all his life a constant companion of Bhai Mardana and Guru Nanak. He travelled with Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana on all their great journeys around the world.