Sardar Jodh Singh of Rosa (d. 1819) was, military commander during Maharaja Ranjit Singh regime, had joined service in the time of the Maharaja`s grandfather, Sardar Charat Singh of Sukerchakia He rebuilt the old village of Rosa, in Chunian parganah of Lahore. He was Born into Sidhu Jat family , His father, Thakar Singh, had died in the expedition led against Kasur in 1765 by the Jagirdar Sardars, Hari Singh Bhangi, Jassa Singh Ramgarhia and Jai Singh Kanhaiya. After the death of Charat Singh of Sukerchakia, Jodh Singh retained his appointment at Gujranwala under Mahan Singh and Ranjit Singh, and in 1799, he accompanied the latter to Lahore, when the city was captured.

Jodh Singh served under Ranjit Singh in the Kasur, Pindi Bhattiari and Jharig campaigns, in the last of which he obtained, for his bravery, a Jagir in Jharig district. He was shortly afterwards severely wounded at the siege of Chiniot. Jodh Singh was killed in 1819 during the Kashmir campaign. He had seven sons all of whom served the Lahore Durbar in various capacities. Three of his sons Daya Singh, Divan Singh and Mardan Singh were killed in action at Ferozeshah on 21 December 1845 while fighting against the British in the first Anglo-Sikh war.

References :-

  • Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  • Prem Singh, Baba, Khalsd Raj de Usraiyye. vol. II. Hoti Mardan,1944
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