SHAMSHER SINGH SANDHANVAUASHAMSHER SINGH SANDHANVAUA (1816-1871) was son of Buddh Singh and a collateral of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Shamsher Singh distinguished himself as a soldier and served on active duty in the Peshawar area. He was by nature averse to politics and took no part in courtly intrigues which engulfed Lahore after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Shamsher Singh maintained his position at the Darbar and was appointed a member of the Council of Regency in December 1846.
In February 1848, the Resident at Lahore placed the civil and military establishments in Amritsar under his charge. In 1857, he raised a troop of 125 horsemen, which formed part of Hodson`s Horse. In February 1862, he was given full revenue, civil and criminal powers of a deputy commissioner in his own jagir. Shamsher Singh died issueless in 1871.
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