ARJAN SINGH NALVA (d. 1848), a minor jagirdar in Sikh times, was youngest of the four sons of the famous general, Hari Singh Nalva. He was a favourite of Kanvar Nau Nihal Singh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s grandson. In July 1840, it was reported that Arjan Singh had killed one of his servants whose widow had burnt herself as a sati. Nau Nihal Singh became very angry and imposed upon him a fine of Rs 10,000.

In October 1848, on the eve of second AngloSikh war, he joined hands with the Sikh army Fighting against the British and shut himself up in his fortified house at Gujranwala. A body of troops sent by Brigadier Campbell and a squadron of Skinner`s Horse surrounded the house, but he escaped. Arjan Singh died soon after. His grandson, Narain Singh, who was honoured by the British with the title of Sardar Bahadur, died in March 1934. Sohan Lal Suri, `Umdatut Twarikh. Lahore, 1885-89

References :

1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
2. Ganda Singh, The Panjab in 1839-40. Patiala, 1952
3. Sohan Lal Suri, `Umdat-ut-Twarikh. Lahore, 1885-89