PAHAR SINGH, RAJA
PAHAR SINGH, RAJA (d. 1849), son of Charhat Singh, succeeded his nephew, Atar Singh, in 1827 to the throne of Faridkot. His reign lasting twenty-two years was marked by peace and prosperity. He founded many villages and dug wells and extended cultivation. He helped the British in the first AngloSikh war of 184546, and his timely information to the British commander about the position of the Sikh army in the battle of Pherushahr saved the British army from the disaster that stared it in the face.
His services were rewarded by the British with the title of Raja in April 1846 and grant of territory seized from Nabha besides the restoration of the ancestral estate of Kot Kapura. He died in April 1849 in his fiftieth year, and was succeeded by his only surviving son, Wazlr Singh, then twenty-one years of age.
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