KARAM GHAND, DIWAN (d. 1836), son of Javala Natli who served as a munshi (accountant) under the Sukkarchakkta sarddrs, Gharhat Singh and Mahan Singh. Karam Ghand was first employed by Bislian Singh Kalal, a confidential agent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, wlio retired in the year 1813 to Banaras where he died. Karam Chand was in course of time promoted to offices of trust under the Maharaja. In 1806, he was employed as an agent in the arrangements concluded between the Lahore State and tlie Sikli chiefs south of the Sutlej.

He also assisted in drawing up the treaty of 25 April 1809 with the British Government. In 1809 lie joined the accounts department under DTwan Bhavani Das and continued in this position until his death in 1836. His sons, Tara Chand, Marigal Sen and Raian Chand, served the Sikli State in militaiy and civil departments.

References :

1. Sun, Sohan I.al, Umadat – ut – Twarikh . Lahore , 1885-89
2. Griffin, I.(-`pel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punajb, Lahore, 1909