JODH SINGH ROSA
JODH SINGH ROSA (d. 1819), military commander during Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s regime, had joined service in the time of the Maharaja`s grandfather, Charhat Singh. He rebuilt the old village of Rosa, in Chunian parganah of Lahore. His father, Thakar Singh, had died in the expedition led against Kasur in 1765 by the Sikh Sardars, Hari Singh Bhangi,Jassa Singh Ramgarhia and Jai Singh Kanhaiya. After the death of Charhat Singh, Jodh Singh retained his appointment at Gujrariwala under Mahari Singh and Ranjit Singh, and in 1799, he accompanied the latter to Lahore, when the city was captured.
Jodh Singh served under Ranjit Singh in the Kasur, Pindi Bhattiari and Jharig campaigns, in the last of which he obtained, for his bravery, a jdgir in Jharig district. He was shortly afterwards severely wounded at the siege of Chiniot. Jodh Singh was killed in 1819 during the Kashmir campaign. He had seven sons all of whom served the Sikh Darbar in various capacities. Three of his sons Daya Singh, Divan Singh and Mardan Singh were killed in action atFero/eshah on 21 December 1845 while fighting against the British in the first AngloSikh war.
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