KARORA SINGH (D. 1761) was the founder of the Karorsinghia Misl. A Dhaliwal Jat, He belonged to the village of Barki, In lahore district of Punjab. He had been forcibly converted to Islam during the time of Nawab Zakariya Khan. He, however, rejoined the Sikh faith receiving the rites of initiation at the hands of Diwan Darbara Singh. Karora Singh generally confined his activities to the tract lying south of the Kangra hills in Hoshiarpur district.

In 1759, after the death of Adina Beg Khan, Karora Singh killed Adina’s diwan Bishambhar Mall, and seized considerable territory, including places such as Hoshiarpur, Hariana and Sham Chaurasi. Karora Singh was killed at Taraori, near Karnal, fighting against the Nawab of Kunjpura in 1761.

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