The correspondence being secret was conducted under the direct farmdn or order of the Maharaja by his trusted courtier Faqlr `Aziz udDin. It was Kahn Chand who first raised the Dera Khas or bodyguards, a regiment of young Sikh sarddrs, who were the pick of the Sikh army. On the annexation of the Punjab in 1849, Kahn Chand`s jdgirs were resumed and he was granted a pension of Rs 1,200 by the British.
1. uri, Sohan Lal, `Umdat-ui-Tiudnjfh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909