JAI SINGH (d. 1784), a Punjabi Jat of Majha living near the village of Atari in Amritsar district, joined hands with the Nishanwalia Misl in its invasion of the cis Sutlej tracts, fighting in the battle of Sirhind (1764) and assisting in the seizure of Ambala, Shahabad, Ladhran, Amloh and Sarai Lashkar Khan. He obtained 34 villages as his share around Ladhran and Kharar. Shortly afterwards Jai Singh suffered defeat with his associates at the hands of Ahmad ShahAbdali and had to take refuge in the hilly country north of Ambala. Raja Amar Singh of Patiala annexed his seven villages around Kharar.

A serious discord erupted as Jai Singh found himself strong enough to claim his possessions. Eventually a compromise was arrived at, Patiala agreeing to surrender four of the villages. Jai Singh`s daughter was married to Raja Jaswant Singh of Nabha. Jai Singh died in 1784. His son, Charat Singh, who succeeded him, accepted British protection in 1809.

References :-

  • Griffin, Lepfl and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  • Gnpla, I-lari Ram, History of the Punjab, vol. IV. Delhi, 1982
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