KISHAN KANVAR, DIWAN, son of Diwan Hakim Rai, served the Sikh rulers of Lahore in various capacities. He had been the playmate and associate of Prince Nau Nihal Singh who bestowed upon him the title of dlwdn and showed him several other favours. In 1837, Prince Nau Nihal Singh, while at Peshawar, granted him command of four regiments of infantry and one of cavalry with usual proportion of artillery, on a monthly salary of 1,500 rupees.

Kishan Karivar was appointed administrator of Rawalpindi in 1841. He assumed the charge of the district of Batala, Dinanagar and Kalanaur in 1848 when Lahina Singh Majithia, the administrator of the territory lying between the Rivers Ravi and Sutlej, left for Banaras. He fought against the British with his father at the time of the second Anglo Sikh war of 1848-49.

References :

1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umddt ut-Twdnkh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909