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THOMAS, JACOB, son of the celebrated 18th century adventurer and soldier of fortune, George Thomas, an Irish sailor who had carved out a small kingdom for himself in the wastelands of Haryana. Jacob Thomas was in the service of Begam Samru before he joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s army in 1838.…
THOMAS, GEORGE (1756-1802), Irish soldier of fortune, deserted the British navy in India in 1781 in which he had served as a gunner. He first joined a band of mountain robbers in south India and then took up service in the army of the Nizam of Hyderabad as a gunner,…
THARAJ SINGH, an eighteenth century warrior, was one of seven sons of Bhai Nagahia* grandson of Bhai Kala of Laungoval. Receiving the vows of Khalsa discipline at the hands of Bhai Mani Singh, he chose to stay with him at Amritsar to defend the Harimandar against the onslaughts of the…
THAKUR SINGH SANDHANVALIA (1837-1887), one of the founders of the Singh Sabha and a scion of the Sandharivalia family, who masterminded the campaign for the restoration of Maharaja Duleep Singh to the throne of the Punjab, was son of Lahina Singh, who in the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singhenjoyed the…
THAKUR SINGH, a kahar or waterman of village Jagatpur, in Amritsar district, was the son of Ratan Singh, one of Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s personal attendants. Ratan Singh was a great favourite and had had jagirs of over one lakh rupees granted to him. His son Thakur Singh had in his…
THAKAR SINGH, GIANI (1838-1943). learned in Sikh sacred texts which he expounded with exceptional virtuosity, was born on 10 November 1838 at the village of`Jandiala in Hoshiarpur district of the Punjab, the son of Bhai Mahan Singh, a soldier in Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s army. Mahan Singh was a follower of…
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