RAM SINGH (1744-1839), son of a Khatri belonging to Hasanvala in Gujrariwala district, was taken into the household of Charhat Singh Sukkarchakkia at a very young age. When he grew up, he rode in the chief`s troops. He considered Mahan Singh, son of Charhat Singh, his putreld
MALUK DAS was a long-lived Vaisnava saint who spanned the reigns of the Mughal emperors from Akbar to Aurangzib. He was widely venerated and counted among his admirers and followers, Muslims as well as Hindus. He lived at Kara, on the right bank of the River Ganga, in Allahabad
PAIRA CHHAJJAL, BHAI, and Bhai Kandu Sanghar became Sikhs and waited on Guru Arjan for instruction. The Guru, says Bhai Mani Singh, Sikhdn di Bhagat Maid, advised them to rise early, take a dip in the holy pool, contemplate on the sabda revealed by Guru Nanak and serve others.
SAVAN SINGH, a cousin of Dasaundha Singh and Sangat Singh of the Nishanavah misi, distinguished himself by his heroic deeds in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He participated in the partition of the territory of Sirhind which was captured by the Sikhs in January 1764. He appropriated
WEIR, a Russian, who served in the Khalsa army for some time in 1842. He married a Kashmir! Muslim woman and lived within the walled city of Lahore.
BHAROANA or Bhairoana, a small village 16 km southwest of Sultan pur Lodhi (31Â°13`N, 75Â°12`E) in the Punjab, is the place where at the close of the fifteenth century lived Bhai Phiranda, a piousminded musician who also manufactured the stringed instrument called rabab or rebeck. Guru Nanak, before setting
GURDIT SINGH SANDHANVALJA, the youngest of the four sons of Thakur Singh Sandharivalia, who led the campaign for the restoration of Maharaja Duleep Singh to the throne of the Punjab and who was prime minister of the Maharaja`s emigre government set up in Pondicherry, was barely in his teens
KIRPAL SINGH (d. 1830) came from the neighbourhood of Bathinda in 1770 and received the village of Shamgarh from Sahib Singh, the Sardar ofLadva, who had married his sister. He joined Sahib Singh in most of his expeditions. His daughter was married to Karivar Partap Singh of Jind and
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