NAHAR SINGH and Sher Singh at the head of 500 Sikhs were appointed by Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708) to defend Lohgarh Fort during one of the battles of Anandpur. Both of them displayed uncommon initiative and daring against the besieging host. They were rewarded by the Guru who, according to Kuir Singh, Gurbilds Patshahi 10, bestowed on them robes of honour and gold bracelets. 1. Santokh Singh, Bhai, Sri Cur Pratap Suraj Granth. Amritsar, 1927-35 2. Kuir Singh, Gurbilas Patshahi 10. Patiala, 1969 NAHAR SINGH (d. 1866), son of Surjan Singh, joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s service in 1803.
He accompanied him on his Pindi Bhattiari campaign, and later took part in the expedition against the Bharigis and in the attack on the fort of Kallar, which was defended byJodh Singh Atarivala. In 1804, he went in action with the Maharaja against Raja Sarisar Chand Katoch, who had tried to occupy a portion of the Jalandhar Doab, and defeated him near Hoshiarpur. Thereafter he joined the expedition against Hafiz Ahmad Khan of Jharig resulting in the imprisonment of that chief. He served in the first unsuccessful campaign of Multan and then in both the Kashmir expeditions under Diwan Ram Dial in the derd of Prince Kharak Singh. He received a jdgir of rupees fourteen thousand at Samba in the Jammu region.
He fought in the battle of Teri in 1823 and served under the command of Hari Singh Nalva, and participated in the fighting against the Mazaris of Mithankot in 1835-36 under Prince Kharak Singh. Nahar Singh was treated with great consideration and favour by Prime Minister Jawahar Singh. He received an elephant as a present and, on being appointed commander of the Mulrajia regiment, he was deputed against the insurgents who had ravaged the country in the neighbourhood of Gujrat and had looted the shrine of Ker Sahib, a place of sanctity for the Sikhs. During the first AngloSikh war (1845-46) Nahar Singh had served under Ranjodh Singh Majithia. Nahar Singh died in 1866.
1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umdat ut-Twarikh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel, The Punjab Chiefs. Lahore, 1890