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WAZIR SINGH, RAJA (1828-1874), succeeded in 1849 his father Raja Pahar Singh to the gaddi of Faridkot. A devout Sikh, Wazir Singh had received the rites of initiation at Gurdwara Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded. sacred to Guru Gobind Singh. He founded new villages and introduced several reforms in the land revenue system. He also introduced a system of written plaints and himself held court. He placed his services at the disposal of the British government for the suppression of the 1857 rising and was rewarded with the title of Brar Bans Raja Sahib Bahadur and a salute of eleven guns. Raja Wazir Singh died at Kurukshetra on 21 April 1874 after a reign of 25 years and was succeeded by his son, Bikram Singh.

References :

1. Griffin, Lepel, The Rajas of the Punjab. [Reprint]. Delhi, 1977
2. Ganda Singh, The Patiala and the East Panjab States Union. Patiala, 1951
3. Harbans Singh, Faridkot Itihas Bare. Faridkot, n.d.


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