SHANKAR NATH, DlWANSHANKAR NATH, DlWAN (1805-1876), born at Delhi in 1805, was brought to Lahore in 1820 by his father Pandit Hari Ram, an employee of the Lahore kingdom. Shankar Nath was placed in the treasury office of Prince Kharak Singh and was afterwards transferred to the central record office where he remained until annexation of the Punjab in 1849. During the time of the residency from 1846 to 1849, he worked mainly with the British officers. Shankar Nath was appointed honorary magistrate of Lahore in 1862. He possessed great knowledge of Hindu law and his opinion was sought by the British magistrates of Lahore. He was created a Diwan in January 1865. He died at Lahore in 1876.
1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Masscy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909