ARGOUD, BENOIT, a Frenchman, who joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s infantry in November 1836 as an instructor. He was of a quarrelsome nature and readily picked rows with his colleagues and subordinates. Dismissed from service in April 1837, he proceeded to Afghanistan, but failed to get any employment there. Returning
BIKRAMA SINGH, KANVAR (1835-1887), one of the pioneers of the Singh Sabha movement, was born in 1835. He was the son of Raja Nihal Singh of Kapurthala. As he grew up, he developed interest in classical learning and music. He received several honours and distinctions from the British government.
KISHAN KAUR or Kanval Kaur, the widow of Raja Dharam Singh, was the mother in law of Thakur Singh Sandhanvalia, prime minister in Maharaja Duleep Singh`s emigre government at Pondicherry. Her son Nahar Singh, alias Nihal Singh, Raja of Ballabgarh since 1829, was implicated in the 1857 uprising and
MADHUKEET (MADHU and KAITABHA) My Lord destroyed the -demons without the practice of devotion including Sahasbahu, Madhukeet, Mehkhasa..... (Gauri M. l, p. 224) Episode: Madhu and Kaitabha were two formidable demons, who sprung from the ear of Vishnu, when he;;was sunk in his sleep of contemplation (Yoganidra) at the
NARAIN SINGH, a well to do Arora Sikh businessman of the village of Bahirampura, near Dinanagar, in Gurdaspur district, helped Bhai Maharaj Singh (d. 1856) financially on several occasions. He had facility in reciting hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib and was widely traveled. He was summoned by Maharaj
SAHIB SINGH BEDl, BABA (1756-1834), tenth in direct descent from Guru Nanak, was much revered in Sikh times for his piety as well as for his martial prowess. He was born at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur district on Chet. Sudi 5,1813 Bk/5 April 1756. Around 1770, his parents Baba
SOBHA SINGH, a grandson of Divan Singh who had built the village of Qila Divan Singh in Gurdaspur district during the early days of Sikh power. Divan Singh was a follower of Chatthas of Rasulnagar. Sobha Singh`s father, Hukam Singh had served under Mahan Singh Sukkarchakkia and afterwards under
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