Buta Singh was earlier the military advisor to Rajmata Mai Aas Kaur and guardian to minor Maharaja Karam Singh, the association having begun Raja Ala Singh Of Patiala. Then his son Sirdar Didar Singh was Serve in Patiala Kingdom. Didar singh along with his brothers Mahan Singh and Kandhaara Singh were the trusted heads of cavalry, armoury and infantry. General Daya Singh was a much decorated, ‘KHILAT-I-FAKHR’ recipient, commander-in-chief of Patiala army, who also headed the ‘NIABAT-BAKSHI- KHANA’ ( law and justice department ) and was appointed ‘Sardar Sahib Deohriwala’ (Home minister) as well. He commanded Patiala forces during 1857 and also during action in the Afghan wars of 1877-78-79. Was awarded medals for bravery. Raja General Gurdit Singh or RAJA GENERAL GURDIT SINGH (AITMAD-UD-DAULA, VIQUAR-UL-MULK, NAMAK HALAL, KHAIR-KHUWAH-I-RYASAT, WAZIR-I-ALAM. PATIALA)was commander in chief of the Patiala forces and led the patiala forces during the great TIRAH WAR 1898 under Lord Simon and was awarded distinction and medals. Remained Prime Minister Patiala state for several years and on retirement was appointed guardian to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh and was given the above title for exceptional loyalty towards the state. He was a renowned horse polo player of his day. He trained and captained the first and the only Patiala horse polo team which had the distinction of defeating the famous All India Champion Team of Jaipur and Jodhpur in a five match series. He was the winner of the famous All India Open hog hunting (pig sticking) QADIR CUP held at Meerut in 1895 and hence becoming only the second Indian to ever win that cup. The trophy to this day is at The army club in Mayfair London. Enjoying a handsome income from his estate of 32,000 acres of land, his philanthropic activities saw setting up of Maharaja Bhupindra Singh Of Patiala Bank in 1913 with a personal contribution of 3.5 lacs for the poor and needy farmers offering loans at nominal or zero interest. Donated 12,000 quintals of wheat and Rs. 50,000 in cash for injured Indian soldiers in World War 1 and advanced Rs. 30,000 as war loan to Patiala State.