Nahar Singh (d. 1866), son of brave Jatchief Sardar Surjan Singh, joined Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s service in 1803, He accompanied him on his Pindi Bhattiari campaign, and later took part in the expedition against the Bhangi ‘s and in the attack on the fort of Kallar, which was defended by Jodh Singh Of Attariwala. In 1804, he went in action with the Maharaja against Raja Sarisar Chanel Katoch, who had tried to occupy a portion of the Jalandhar Doab, and defeated him near Hoshiarpur. Thereafter he joined the expedition against Hafiz Ahmad Khan of Jhahg resulting in the imprisonment of that chief. He served in the first unsuccessful campaign of Multan and then in both the Kashmir expeditions under Diwan Ram Dial in the derd of Prince Kharak Singh. He received Jagir of rupees fourteen thousand at Samba in the Jammu region. He fought in the battle of Ten in 1823 and served under the command of Hari Singh Nalwa, and participated in the fighting against the Mazaris of Mithankot in 1835-36 under Prince Kharak Singh. Nahar Singh was treated with great consideration and favour by Prime Minister Raja Jawahar Singh Aulakh. He received an elephant as a present and, on being appointed commander of the Mulraj regiment, he was deputed against the insurgents who had ravaged the country in the neighbourhood of Gujrat and had looted the shrine of Ker Sahib, a place of sanctity for the Sikhs. During the first Anglo-Sikh war (1845-46) Nahar Singh had served under Ranjodh Singh Majithia. Nahar Singh died in 1866.


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  • Griffin, Lepel, The Punjab Chiefs. Lahore, 1890
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