In 1800 Nizam udDin joined hands with the Bhangis. They jointly challenged Ranjit Singh at Bhasin, near Lahore, but were repulsed. Soon thereafter Ranjit Singh sent an expedition against Nizam udDin under Fateh Singh Kalianvala, who laid siege to the town of Kasur. In the florid Persian of the court diarist Sohan Lal Suri: "Like a moth, Nizam udDin fell upon the lamp of the glory of the armies, burnt his wings and having failed to carry on the open battle, became besieged." Nizam udDin sued for peace, paid a heavy indemnity and agreed to become a tributary of Ranjit Singh. In 1802, he was assassinated by his own brother in law.
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