GURMUKH SINGH, a kahar or water carrier of Kandola village in Jalandhar district of the Punjab, was a close confidant of Bhai Maharaj Singh , leader of the anti British revolt of 184849. During the second AngloSikh war, Gurmukh Singh assisted Maharaj Singh in procuring supplies of food and fodder for the Khalsa army. He also used to cook for him and this earned him the epithet langan (lit. a cook).
When Maharaj Singh reentered the Doaba region, Gurmukh Singh helped him contact many influential local men needed for a projected raid on government treasury at Bajvara, near Hoshiarpur. Gurmukh Singh was not present when Bhai Maharaj Singh , along with 20 of his followers, was captured on the night of 28-29 December 1849, but was recognized and arrested from among the crowd that gathered near the civil jail at Jalandhar where the prisoners were later brought to be confined.
1. Ahluwalia, M.L., Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972