BUDDH SINGH (d. 1816), son of Khushhal Singh, nephew of the leader of the Dal Khalsa, Nawab Kapur Singh, succeeded his father as head of the Singhpuria misl. He inherited territories in the Bart Doab, the Jalandhar Doab and in the province of Sirhind. He built a fort at Jalandhar and reconstructed at a cost of a lakh of rupees the holy shrine and tank of Tarn Taran demolished by Nur udDin, the local Mughal chief.
In 1814, Maharaja Ranjit Singh seized all the possessions of the Singhpurias in the Ban Doab, including Katra Singhpurian in Amritsar, and Buddh Singh`s movable property consisting of elephants, horses and jewellery. A year or so later Buddh Singh`s possessions in the Jalandhar Doab were also confiscated by the Maharaja and Buddh Singh shifted to his cis Sutlej estates, establishing his headquarters at Manauli. Buddh Singh died in 1816 leaving behind seven sons. His territories were however gradually annexed by the British.
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