RAI SINGH, son of Lakhmir Singh of Amritsar and a leader of the Bharigi family, captured, together with his brother Bagh Singh, 204 villages around Buria after the sack of Sirhind by the Sikhs in January 1764. Eighty-four of these villages including Jagadhari and Dialgarh fell to the share of Rai Singh. Jagadhari had been completely ruined by Nadir Shah. Rai Singh invited traders and artisans to settle there and they turned it into a flourishing town. Rai Singh also controlled Haridvar and received considerable income from the city at the time of fairs and festivals. The state of Garhval was tributary to him as well.
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