PRITHI CHAND DADHVAL
PRITHI CHAND DADHVAL (d.1696) was one of the hill chieftains who sided with Bhim Chand, the ruler of Kahlur, in the battle of Nadaun fought on 20 March 1691 against Alif Khan, the deputy of Mian Khan. governor of Jammu. Guru Gobind Singh helped Bhim Chand and his allies in this battle, which they won. In 1696, Dilawar Khan, Mughal chief, sent an expedition under his commander Husain Khan to chastise the hill chiefs. Husain Khan overran the Dadhval territory, subjugated a part of Kangra, won over the ruler of Kahliir and invested Guler, whose ruler Raj Singh (Raja Gopal of the Bachitra Ndtak) sought Guru Gobind Singh`s help to ward of the Mughal invasion. Husain waged war against the Guru`s force and his hill allies. In the battle, fought at Guler, Husain was slain in action. So was Raja Prithi Chand who had been fighting on the side of Raja Raj Singh.
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