Jodh Singh Bhangi of Wazirabad, was the son of Warrich Jat Jagirdar Sardar Gurbakhsh Singh possessed the parganas of Wazirabad, Ghaniwala, Gharthal, Jagdeo, Karial,Mitranwali, Saurian and Talwandi Musa Khan consisting of about 500 villages. He was married to the daughter of Sahib Singh Bhangi. He was a brave warrior and powerful Chief. 160 Officially he was a vassal of Sahib Singh Bhangi, but Mahan Singh Sukerchakia had won him over. In the campaign of Sodhra against Sahib Singh, Jodh Singh supported Mahan Singh. After some time he realized his mistake and retired to Wazirabad in the midst of fighting.

This action is said to have been the cause of Ranjit Singh’s hostility towards him. Finding his enemy too powerful to be openly attacked, Ranjit Singh set a trap for him. He invited him to Lahore, received him in a Darbar with great courtesy and while professing friendship and esteem, Ranjit Singh suddenly gave the signal to his soldiers for the seized of Jodh Singh. Jodh Singh drew his sword and called on them to attack as he disdained to flee. The Maharaja was so struck with his gallantry that he dismissed the assaults and added his Jagirs. A few years later, however, when Jodh Singh died in 1809, the Maharaja marched a force to Wazirabad and ruthlessly confiscated all the Jagirs, allowing a small grant for the maintaince of Ganda Singh and Amrik Singh the minor sons of Jodh Singh. Amrik Singh (some writers call him Amir Singh) started serving Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahoreduring the second decade of the nineteenth century. He appears to have held Surian till his death in 1825.


  • Lepel Griffin, The Punjab Chiefs, Vol-II, pp. 213-14; Gujranwala District Gazetteers, Lahore, 1935,p. 20.
  • H.L.O, Garret and G.L Chopra, Events at the Court of Ranjit Singh, 1810-17, Lahore, 1935,
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