The next morning they made a sudden charge on the Marathas who, taken by surprise, retired towards Karnal in utter confusion. Bedl Sahib Singh of Una charged the Pathan chief of Malerkotia with cow killing and attacked him. He was saved by the timely succour given him by Sahib Kaur. In 1796, in response to the request of the Raja of Nahan who had sought help from Raja Sahib Singh of Patiala to quell a revolt in his state, Sahib Kaur proceeded to the hills with a strong force and soon reduced the insurgents to submission.
The Raja was reinstalled on the gaddi and, at the time of Sahib Kaur`s departure, lie presented her with many rich and valuable gifts in token of his gratitude. In the summer of 1799, George Thomas, an English adventurer, who had become very powerful and who ruled the country in the neighbourhood of Hansi and Hissar, turned his attention to the Sikh territories on his northern frontier and marched upon Jind. Sahib Kaur led out a strong contingent to relieve the besieged town and, assisted by the troops of other Sikh chiefs, she forced George Thomas to withdraw. Owing to differences with her brother, Bibi Sahib Kaur had to leave Patiala to take up residence in Bherian, near Sunam, which fell within her Jagir and where she had built a fort changing the name of the village to Ubheval. She died there in 1801 in the prime other life.
1. Atma Singh, Rani Sahib Kaur. Patiala, n.d.
2. Griffin, Lepel, The Rajas of the Punjab [Reprint]. Delhi, 1977
3. Pool, John J., Women`s Influence in the East. London,1892