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CHARHAT SINGH,

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CHARHAT SINGH, son of Jai Singh, a Sandhu Jatt of Kot Sayyid Mahmud, a small village near Amritsar, held a service jagir under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His father had served as a trooper under Gulab Singh Bhangi. Charhat Singh`s sister Rup Kaur married Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1809. Charhat Singh and his brother Bhup Singh were assigned an area worth 30,000 rupees, subject to the service of 200 horse, which they held for 15 years when it was resumed.

Charhat Singh was sanctioned 2. jagir in compensation to the value of 2,500 rupees free of service and was appointed commandant of an irregular regiment. In 1831, Charhat Singh suffered grievous injuries in the battle of Sayyid ki Sarai fought by Prince Sher Singh against Sayyid Ahmad Barelavi. In 1848, the family of Charhat Singh joined the revolt against the British who confiscated their jagirs after the occupation of the Punjab.

References :

1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1890
2. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umdat-ut-Twarikh`. Lahore, 1885-89

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