Sardar BAGH SINGH VIRK (d. 1806), a feudatory chief under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His father Sardar Lal Singh, who had migrated from Jammu, held sway in the tract between Sheikhupura and Miralivala as the Punjabi Jat sardars started acquiring territory in the Punjab in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was considered an influential chief in the vicinity of Lahore when Ranjit Singh occupied the city in 1799. He accepted the Maharaja’s sovereignty and was appointed to command a unit of the army with a grant of jagir amounting to Rs 1,50000 , consisting of 84 villages, in the neighbourhood of Karial Kalan and Miralivala. Bagh Singh died in 1806, his son, Jodh Singh, succeeding him in the command he held. Jodh Singh took part in several of Ranjit Singh’s military campaigns and was killed in action in Kashmir in 1814.

References :-

  • Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  • Sikhiwiki
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