RAM SINGH (d. 1839), the eldest son of Jamadar Khushal Singh, chamberlain to the Sikh monarch, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His father took great pains to bring him up according to the manner of the Sikh court. Tutors were carefully chosen to teach him Arabic and Persian. Besides gaining proficency in both languages, Ram Singh, grew up to be a good soldier. He joined the army and, by 1837, had reached the rank of brigadier general. His career in the army was cut short by his untimely death in 1839.
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