ATAR SINGH MAJITHIA (d. 1843), commander and civilian officer under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was the adopted son of Uttam Singh Majithia, and, in 1809, was appointed governor of Rawalpindi and its dependencies. He held an estate worth Rs. 28,000 at Sayyid Kasrari.
ALANKAR,is the singing of notes (seams) in the melodic phrase of a raga. It can be done in different laya (tempo) which may be slow, medium or fast. A lankar literally means an ornament or decoration. It is the repetition of the musical notes of a raga in a
JAGAT SINGH MAN, (d. 1860), son of Hari Singh, belonged to the Mughal Chakk family of Man yarrfary of Gujrariwala district. He was attached to Raja Hira Singh in 1843 as orderly officer. He rose to be a colonel of a cavalry regiment which formed a part of the
JODH SINGH RASULPURIA (d. 1857), feudatory sarddr of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He was the son of Sujan Singh, who had acquired territories in the Jalandhar Doab and in Ambala.Jodh Singh, driven out of his possessions by the chief of Kalsia, settled at Rasulpur near Tarn Taran in Amritsar district.
KAHN SINGH was, like his father Mirxa Singh, in the service of Jai Singh Kanhaiya before joining Ranjit Singh`s army. He was made an officer in the irregular cavalry. He fought along with his regiment at Kasur and in the Karigra campaign of 1809. Kahn Singh was placed under
KISHAN KAUR, daughter of Chaudhari Raja Singh belonging to the village of Samra, in Amritsar district of the Punjab, was married to Prince Kharak Singh, eldest son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, in 1818. She survived her husband and was granted by the British an annual pension of Rs 2,324.
LAHINA SINGH (d. 1797), one of the triumvirate who ruled over Lahore for more than 30 years before its occupation by Ranjit Singh, was the son of Dargaha and was adopted by Gurbakhsh Singh Roranvala, a Sikh chief of note belonging to the Bhangi misl, after whose death in
MEHAR SINGH NIRMALA, a Sandhu Jatt belonging to the Nishananvali misi, became famous by display of bravery and courage in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was one of the persons who figured in the partition of Sirhind territory after the town was captured by Sikhs in
NIJATULLAH SHAH, SAYYID, British news writer at the Sikh capital of Lahore. Press lists of old records refer to his news diaries which give an account of the political state of affairs in the kingdom. He reports the events at Peshawar, the withdrawal of the British garrison at Jalalabad,
RADHA KISHAN, PANDIT (d. 1875), son of Pandit Madhusudan, was appointed in 1824 by Maharaja Ranjit Singh to take charge of the education of Hira Singh Dogra, who studied both Sanskrit and Persian. Later, he was appointed tutor to the minor Maharaja Duleep Singh. He also performed the duties