SOHAN LAL (d. 1888), son of Chhaiju, the goldsmith, of Charkhi Dadri in the princely state of JJnd, was the steward of the estates of Thakur Singh Sandhanvalia`s mother in law, Rani Kishan Kaur of Ballabgarh. Thakur Singh, who liad set up an emigre government in Pondicherry in behalf of the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh, utilized Sohan Lal`s services to have secret letters delivered to men of influence such as Raja Narendra Bahadur, the Peshkar to the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Rajas of Nabha, Patiala, Jind and Faridkot seeking their help. Sohan Lal kept circulating stories about the arrival of foreign troops Russian, Turk and Afghan to have Duleep Singh installed as Maharaja of the Punjab. In September 1887, Sohan Lal was arrested by the British. He died in March 1888 while still under detention.
1. Ganda Singh, ed., History of the Freedom Movement in tlie Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence). Patiala, 1972