JUJHAR SINGH HADA
JUJHAR SINGH HADA (d. 1696), who comes in for a prominent mention in Guru Gobind Singh`s Bachitra Ndtak, was a Rajput general sent by the Mughal authority to the Sivalik hills in the last decade of the seventeenth century to retrieve its hold on the hill rajas. When the news of Husain Khan`s death on 20 February 1696 at the hands of the men of Raja Gopal of Guler reached Lahore, Dilawar Khan, the Mughal chief, despatched Jujhar Singh to the hills. Jujhar Singh recaptured the town of Bhallan, in Una district, which the hill ro/dshad occupied, but, before he could consolidate his position, he was attacked by Gaj Singh ofJasvan. In spite of Jujhar Singh`s hostility.
Guru Gobind Singh paid him in the Bachitra Ndtak glowing tributes for his fearlessness and martial prowess. Jujhar Singh, for instance, stood erect like a flagstaff planted on the battlefield. The flagstaff might waver, but not the brave Rajput. He did not flinch even when his righthand man Chandan Rai was killed. Jujhar Singh alone continued the fight. He was surrounded on all sides but, not caring for the consequences of his action, he rushed headlong into the ranks of his enemy wielding his weapons with dexterity, killing many a valiant soldier and falling, in the end, like a hero.
1. Bachitra Natak
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3. Harbans Singh, Guru Gobind Singh. Chandigarh, 1968