Nihal Singh of Naushahra, was born into Shergill Jat family, he was from near Tarn Taran in Amritsar district of the Punjab, was among the close associates of the Sikh revolutionary, Bhai Maharaj Singh (d. 1856), who assigned him to many a secret mission such as procuring weapons from Charhat Singh, , and helping Bhai Tek Chand of Amritsar who had been charged with distributing “turbans” on his (Maharaj Singh’s) behalf among volunteers and zaminddrs who offered to join his standard. He also went incognito to Lahore and Wazirabad for collecting information about the strength of British forces at those cantonments. Nihal Singh was arrested along with Bhai Maharaj Singh on the night of 28-29 December 1849, but was released soon after. According to his statement, 2,000 men had volunteered to join the rebellion in the Doaba.
- Ahluwalia, MX., Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972