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SULTAN SINGH (d. 1842), a Suri Khatri of Ghotala, in Jehlum district, joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh`s ghorcharas at the young age of thirteen. He saw active service in several expeditions beyond the Indus, and participated in the Multan and Kashmir campaigns. In one such campaign on the northwest frontier, he received thirteen swordcuts and one bullet wound after making a most gallant stand, almost alone, against a large body of the Afghans. When the Maharaja heard of Sultan Singh`s crippled state, he had him conveyed to the camp in his own palanquin and presented him with a pair of gold bracelets, besides bestowing upon him jagirs in several villages. Sultan Singh died in 1842.

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