BASAVA SINGH, a resident of the village of Sujoval in Gurdaspur district of the Punjab, was a close associate of Bhai Maharaj Singh, who led a revolt against the British in 1848-49. Basava Singh was included in the delegation sent with letters to Bhai Kishan Singh, Bhai Nihal Singh and Amir Dost Muhammad Khan of Kabul to seek support for a fresh uprising after the defeat of the Sikhs in the second AngloSikh war. He returned with a reply from the Amir and rejoined Bhai Maharaj Singh at Kurala Kalan, in Hoshiarpur district. He however was not present when Bhai Maharaj Singh was arrested along with his companions on 28-29 December 1849.
1. Ahluwalia, M.L., Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972