KARAM SINGH RANGHAR NANGALIA was the son of Natlha Singh, who was the first in the family to have become a Sikh and who had joined the Kanhaiya misl under Jai Singh and ravaged the country around Rarighar Narigal, near the town of Baiala in Gurdaspur district. At Rarighar Narigal, he built a strong fort. Karam Singh succeeded to his father`s estates, and increased both the power and possessions of the family. He rebuilt and strengthened the fort of Rarighar Narigal, and took up his residence at Amritsar where he built a bazaar, Katra Karam Singh, also known as Katra Rarighar NarigalTari.

When Ranjil Singh seized Amritsar, Karam Singh swore fealty to him, and remained ever after his faithful servant. Karam Singh was captain of Ranjil Singh`s irregulars and he accompanied him on several of his expeditions. He possessed at one lime territory to the amount of several lakhs of rupees, principally situated in the Gurdaspur district. He was succeeded by his son, Jamiat Singh, who had been for long in the army and was known for his bravery. Jamial Singh, with his cousin Ram Singh, was killed at Ha/.ara in 1820.

References :

1. Griniii, Li-pel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and {“amities of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
2. Social, Solian Singh, The Silih Misals anil the Pavjah. Ludhiana, n.d.