JAWAHAR SINGH NALVA
(1809-1877), son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s celebrated general, Hari Singh Nalva, joined the Sikh army in 1832 and was sent to Jaharigira, a military post on the northwest frontier. Two years later lie was posted to Peshawar where he took part in numerous campaigns against the Afghans up to the time of his father`s death at Jamrud in April 1837. During the second AngloSikh war, he joined hands with Raja Shcr Singh`s forces and fought against the British with great gallantry at Chcliarivala, leading a desperate charge of irregular cavalry, which had nearly proved decisive.
In 1857, Jawahar Singh was appointed Risaldar in the 1st Sikh Cavalry raised by the British after the abrogation of Sikh rule. He saw action at Lucknow, Kanpur and at several other places. In 1859, he was rewarded with jdgirs for his services and, in 1862, was made an honorary magistrate at Gujrariwala. Jawahar Singh died in 1877.
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