JAVAND SINGH MOKAL (d. 1840), soldier and courtier of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His father, Thakur Singh, held a minor command. Javand Singh joined the Sikh army as a trooper. He was placed under Diwan Muhkam Chand and took pan in the battle fought near Attock, in July 1813. The same year lie fought in the battle of Haidru in which the Sikhs worsted the Wazir of Kabul, Fatch Khan. For his gallantry in the battle he was assigned djagir worth Rs 30,000 annually in Gujrat district. He also took part in the expeditions of Multan (1818) and Kashmir (1819).

His fortune rose quickly, and he became a sarddr and companion of the Maharaja. Javand Singh, along with his troops, was in the entourage of the Maharaja at the Ropar meeting in 1831. His sons, Bela Singh and Gurmukh Singh, inherited the jdgir. The former, with 200 horse, took part in the first AngloSikh war. He was wounded at Sabhraori and washed away in the River Sutlej. Bela Singh`s son, Surjan Singh, fought in the second AngloSikh war. His jdgir was confiscated by the British.

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1. Sun, Sohan Lal, `Umdat-ut-Twankh. Lahore, 1885-89
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