Charat Singh, son of Sardar Jai Singh, a Sandhu Jat of Kot Sayyid Mahmud, village near Amritsar, held a service jagir under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. His father had served as a trooper under Dhillon Jat ruler Sardar Gulab Singh Of Bhangi. Sardar Charat Singh`s sister Rup Kaur married Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1809. Charat Singh and his brother Bhup Singh were assigned an area worth 30,000 rupees, subject to the service of 200 horse, which they held for 15 years when it was resumed.

Charat Singh was sanctioned 2. jagir in compensation to the value of 2,500 rupees free of service and was appointed commandant of an irregular regiment. In 1831, Charat Singh suffered grievous injuries in the battle of Sayyid ki Sarai fought by Prince Sher Singh against Sayyid Ahmad Barelawi. In 1848, the family of Charat Singh joined the revolt against the British who confiscated his some jagirs after the occupation of the Punjab.

References :-

  • Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1890
  • Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umdat-ut-Twarikh`. Lahore, 1885-89
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