JAWAHAR SINGH, a native of Sarhali in Amritsar district of the Punjab, joined Bhai Maharaj Singh (d. 1856) at Dev Baiala soon after the second AngloSikh war. He was left behind at their camp at Chumbi in the interior of Jammu region, when Maharaj Singh with the main body of his troops shifted to Sujoval, in Gurdaspur district. He soon rejoined them at Zahura, in Hoshiarpur district. He was among the twenty trusted men detailed to rescue Maharaja Dulcep Singh from British custody. He rejoined Bhai Maharaj Singh at Sham Chaurasi at the beginning of December 1849 and was among those arrested with him on the night of 28-29 December 1849.
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