The founder of the Ramgarhia Misl was a Jat , named Khushal Singh, of Guga village, near Amritsar. He received pahul (baptism) from the hands of Banda Singh. During the Sikh revolt against the Mughal tyranny he came into prominence through his daring adventures. Khushal Singh was succeeded by another Jat, Nand Singh, who belonged to village Sanghani, near Amritsar. Under Nand Singh’s command the band grew more powerful and they expanded their activities considerably. Nand Singh, after his death, was succeeded by a much more enterprising and a valiant man, named Jassa Singh, under whose stewardship the band assumed the status and the name of the Misl.

References :-

  • Ahmad Shah Batalia, Appendix, Sohan Lai Suri’s Umdat-ut-Tawarikh, Lahore, 1885, p. 18; Muhammad Latif, History of the Panjab, (1891), Delhi, 1964, p. 306. According to M’ Gregor Khushal Singh belonged to Guga village (A History of the Sikhs, I, (1846), Allahabad reprint, 1979, p. 130. According to Ahmad Shah, Khushal Singh belonged to Kukarpur (p. 18).
  • Ibid., M’ Gregor, op. tit, I, p. 130
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