MEVA SINGH MAJITHIA
MEVA SINGH MAJITHIA, an artillery commander in the Sikh army, whose regiment, according to the Lahore diarist Sohan Lal Sun, was called TopkhanaiMeva Singh, consisting of 10 light and 10 field guns and 1,014 men. In December 1844, Meva Singh was nominated a member of the council constituted by Maharani Jind Kaur to run the administration of the Punjab. He commanded the Lahore Darbar force dispatched to Jammu in February 1845 for the chastisement of Raja Gulab Singh. Of all the Majithia sardars connected with the Sikh court, Meva Singh was the only one who took the part of the Dogras.
It was through his intervention and that of Sardar Chatar Singh Atarivala that milder terms were given to Raja Gulab Singh, whose forces were routed by Ranjodh Singh Majithia at Akhnur in March 1845. Meva Singh pleaded with skill and vigour before the Khalsa Council for the restoration of Gulab Singh`s power and territories. Sikh or British records have little to tell of Meva Singh after 1845.
1. Sun, Sohan Lal, `Umdat ut-Twarikh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Cunninghain, J. D, A History of the Sikhs. London, 1849
3. Griffin, Lepel, The Punjab Chiefs. Lahore, 1865