BUDDH SINGH BAVA,
BUDDH SINGH BAVA, an associate of Thakur Singh Sandhanvalia, who served as a link between him and his contacts in Punchh and Kashmir. He was the son of Faujdar Singh, a Khatri of Batala, in Gurdaspur district. He was first employed as a Sardar in Kashmir irregular force and served in that capacity for seventeen years. In 1880, he took service with Raja Moti Singh of Punchh and stayed with him for two years. Leaving his family at Kothi in Jammu, Buddh Singh then moved to Nepal where he was employed as a captain in Kali Bahadur regiment.
He met Thakur Singh Sandhanvalia at Patna while on leave from Nepal. Thakur Singh sought Buddh Singh`s assistance to further the cause of Maharaja Duleep Singh and to secure for himself entry into Nepal. Buddh Singh was at Amritsar when Thakur Singh left for Pondicherry, where he became prime minister to Maharaja Duleep Singh`s emigre government. He stayed at Thakur Singh`s haveli from where he distributed Thakur Singh`s letters and messages to his friends. Buddh Singh was arrested in November 1887 and detained in the Chunar Fort. He was released in December 1890.
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