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SHAH DIN, FAQIR (d. 1842), son of Faqir `Aziz udDin, minister to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was the Sikh court`s envoy with the British political agent at Ludhiana and later at Firozpur. He is described in contemporary chronicles as an able diplomat who often accompanied foreign dignitaries visiting Lahore and acted as an interpreter. Successive British political agents C.M. Wade, Dr Murray and George Russell Clerk spoke highly of his skill and wisdom. In 1831, Faqir Shah Din was assigned to C.M. Wade at Ludhiana and , in 1834, he conducted Dr Murray to the Sikh capital. At Firozpur, he acted as the Maharaja`s envoy and supply officer. He enjoyed the trust of both the Sikh Darbar and the British.

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