BHAG SINGH, also referred to in government records as Baj Singh, was an associate of Bhai Maharaj Singh, leader of the anti British revolt in the Punjab in 1848-49. Originally a disciple of Bhai Bir Singh of Naurangabad, he survived the attack on his dera on 7 May 1844 and went on a pilgrimage to Nanded. On his return to the Punjab, he joined Bhai Maharaj Singh at Amritsar shortly before the latter went underground in June 1847 to escape arrest by the British in connection with the Prema conspiracy case. Bhag Singh escaped towards Kangra and rejoined Bhai Maharaj Singh before the beginning of the second AngloSikh war in 1848. After the battle of Chelianvala he made a trip to Peshawar, rejoining his leader at Dev Batala, in the Jammu area.
He was one of a delegation carrying letters from Bhai Maharaj Singh to Bhai Nihal Singh and Bhai Kishan Singh, who had a large following in the North-West Frontier region, and to Sultan Muhammad Khan, brother of Dost Muhammad Khan, the Amir of Kabul. He reported back with their replies at Kurala Kalan, in Hoshiarpur district. From here he was sent to take charge of the group`s camels in Jammu. After the arrest of Bhai Maharaj Singh, the police pursued Bhag Singh up to Jehlum but failed to capture him. Later on he accidentally fell into the hands of Major Lake at Peshawar, and was tried and jailed.
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