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KALA SINGH

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KALA SINGH, a Mazhabi Sikh, was of pilchblack colour as his name (kdid = dark) indicated. He was converted to Sikhism by Jhanda Singh (d. 1774), a Bharigi chieftain. A bold and desperate man, Kala Singh joined the band of Gujjar Singh Bharigi (d. 1788) who appointed him the neddr or administrator at Hasan Abdal, midway between Rawalpindi and Attock, where tlie famous Sikh shrine of Parija Sahib is located. Kala Singh settled down amidst the fanatic and warlike Muslim chiefs of Gandgarh and its neighbourhood. He set up his headquarters at Sarai Kali which was at that time the Sikhs` last frontier outpost on the northwest. Kala Singh firmly established his authority in the area.

References :

1. Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikh.s, vol.IV. Delhi, 1982 S.S.B.

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