In the quirky lanes of "Majnu ka Tilla" lies a story that time forgot. If you just go by the name of the place, you would believe that the story of the place has a Laila-Majnu background where "Majnu" sacrifices his life for the sake of love for "Laila".
Well the story is a little bit different from where your movie-oriented imaginations took you to.
You are not entirely wrong though it's a story of Love, the love for God. It's a story of a man, a muslim who followed an ascetic life in search of god and became that mad in his search that he acquired the nickname of "Majnu".
Majnu's chores included ferrying people across Yamuna River. It had a catch though he didn't use to charge any money instead he used to spread the word of the "divine being" amongst them.
On one of his trips, he met Guru Nanak Dev who blessed the devotee and prophesized that his name would be written in the history books. The words of the preacher came true when in the 18th century, a Sikh shrine was established at this place and was named Gurudwara Majnu-ka-Tilla. A fine example it was of a Sikh-Muslim harmony.