BRIJ RAJ (d. 1833), a learned Pandit came to settle in Lahore in the latter half of the eighteenth century, was appointed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to the position of raj purohit, or royal priest, which office he held till his death in 1833. The Maharaja and the court sardars used to consult him on astrological matters. Pandit Brij Raj also held appointment as almoner in the Dharamarath department of Sarkar Khalsa. He had the village of Qila Gujyar Singh given him mjagir by the Maharaja.
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