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KAHN SINGH ROSA

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KAHN SINGH ROSA (d. 1864), son of Sukkha Singh, was appointed Jamadar in the Dragoons corps of the Sikh army in 1822 and was placed under General Allard. The following year he was made a Risaldar in the same regiment. In 1829, he was, on General Ventura`s recommendation, appointed commandant in the Khas Paltan, or Life Guards. He served with his regiment in Kullu and Mandi in the hills. He was severely wounded in the chest by a musket shot in the attack on Raja Suchet Singh in March 1844.

In 1848, Kahn Singh was posted at Peshawar as colonel of the Dragoons. He was one of the first to join the uprising against the British. A man of great bravery and an admirable cavalry officer, his influence with the army was great. Throughout the second AngloSikh war, he fought stubbornly against the English. After the annexation of the Punjab, Kahn Sihgh`s^agwwcre confiscated, though he was granted a cash pension of Rs 600 per annum. Kahn Singh died in June 1864.

References :

1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umddt ul-Twankh. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

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