In March 1848, Frederick Currie, the acting British Resident at Lahore, nominated General Kahn Singh governor of Multan to replace Diwan Mul Raj who had resigned. Reaching Mul tan on 14 April 1848, he recommended to the British officers to take the Fort without delay. On 19 April, as General Kahn Singh Man and the British officers were coming out of the Fort after taking over charge from Diwan Mul Raj, two Multan sepoys attacked and killed two British officers, Vans Agnew and William Anderson. Diwan Mul Raj rebelled and imprisoned Kahn Singh and his minor son, Vasava Singh. When the British army bombarded the Fort, both father and son perished in the prison on 30 December 1848.
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