NANAK CHAND (d. 1831), the eldest son of Hoshnak Rai and a brother of Diwan Savan Mall, governor of Multan in Sikh times, entered the service of Dal Singh of Akalgarh in 1788. He served that chief until his death in 1804 when the estate of Akalgarh, which was held as a dependency of the Sukkarchakkia family, fell by escheat into the hands of Ranjit Singh. Nanak Chand then left his native town and entered the force of Diwan Muhkam Chand under whom he served in positions of considerable trust. He was employed on collecting the revenues of Multan and Kashmir. He died in 1831 and his grandson, Ram Chand, succeeded to this appointment. Ram Chand was made chamberlain receiving the charge of the Maharaja`s private seal. He built large tanks at Nankana, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, and founded a Sanskrit school at Amritsar.
1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909