AMAR SINGH MAJITHIA
AMAR SINGH MAJITHIA, soldier and administrator in Sikh times, called Amar Singh Kalan (senior) to distinguish him from his namesake Amar Singh Khurd (junior) who was also from the village of Majitha, was the son of Dargaha Singh Majithia. He took part in many an early campaign under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. When Diwan Ram Dial was killed in Hazara in 1820, Amar Singh was appointed governor of that country. While engaged in curbing the activities of the turbulent and unruly Afghan tribes, he was killed treacherously in an ambush. Amar Singh was a fine bowman and the local tribesmen still point to a large tree pierced through and through by an arrow which, they say, came from the bow of Amar Singh.
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