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CHIRAGH DIN, FAQlR (d. 1851). son of Faqir Aziz udDin, foreign minister to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was governor of Jasrota. a small principality in the Sivalik hills, and was shortly afterwards placed in attendance on Prince Kharak Singh. In 1842, he succeeded his brother, Shah Din, as the Sikh ruler`s envoy (vakil) at Firozpur and continued in the same position with the Council of Regency formed after the first Anglo Sikh war under the treaty of Lahore of 16 December 1846. Chiragh Din had five sons, the eldest of whom, Siraj udDin, became the chief minister at Bahawalpur where he met with a tragic end. Chiragh Din died at Lahore in 1851.

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1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Vmdat-ut-Twarikh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel, Ranjit Sjngh. Delhi, 1957
3. Waheed-ud-Din, Faqir Syed, 7`he Real Ranjit Singh. Karachi, 1965

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