KISHAN SINGH (d. 1846), the second son of Jamadar Khushal Singh, an influential courtier in Sikh times. Chronicles of the Lahore district do not contain any mention of Kishan Singh until after the death of his father in 1844. As HTra Singh Dogra rose to power in 1843, the tribulations of the family began. Kishan Singh was offered stringent terms of succession to his father`s estates. He was deprived of his father`s jagirs worth Rs 1,70,000 annually, and lands worth only Rs 70,000 were left to him and his family. He was required to pay a nazarana of Rs 5,00,000 to the State.
In addition, he was put under pressure to bring back to the Punjab the treasure and goods his father had secreted at Haridvar. Kishan Singh, along with his mother and family, was placed under restraint at Amritsar and an official of the toshakhana was sent to Haridvar to take possession of the property. The detainees were set at liberty only after the death of Hira Singh. Kishan Singh died in the battle of Sabhraori in 1846.
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