MUL SINGH, MAHANTMUL SINGH, RAI, a Khatri Sikh of Gujranwala district, was a trusted servant of Raja Tej Singh, commander in chief of the Khalsa army during the first Anglo Sikh war (1845-46). Tej Singh died in 1862 leaving behind a large estate and a minor son, (later Raja) Harbans Singh. The British government appointed Mul Singh as steward of the Raja`s estate. Mul Singh was able to increase the revenues of the estate and to pay off the substantial costs associated with the marriage of his ward, Harbans Singh. The Government of the Punjab praised Mul Singh for his efforts and rewarded him with a khill`at of Rs. 1,000. He was an honorary magistrate of Lahore city and Honorary Assistant Commissioner in Gujranwala district. He was charter member of the Senate of Panjab University and an advocate of Oriental learning through his membership in the Anjumani Panjab.
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