Sardar Bahadur Sardar Arur Singh Of Naushehra Nagli , K.C.I.E, C.I.E , who at the time of his father Sardar Harnam Singh Of Naushehra Nagli death was four years of age. His property was brought under the Court of Wards, and was administered successively by the Kahlon and Sidhu Jat Chiefs Sardar Gulab Singh Of Bhagowalia and Sardar Ajit Singh of Attariwala . He was educated at the Government High School in Amritsar and attained his majority in 1885. In 1888 he was made an Honorary Magistrate of the second class at Naushahra with powers over 133 villages in Kathu-Nangal Thana, and in 1907 he was given the powers of a Magistrate of the first class in the same district. He was a Provincial Darbari and manager of the Golden Temple -a position to which considerable influ-euce and responsibility were attached during his time. He was awarded a C.I.E. in 1918 and a K.C.I.E. in 1921. He was also Honorary Civil Judge in the Amritsar district. On his cousin Wasawa Singh’s death in 1903, Sardar Sir Arur Singh inherited all his property. He owned jagirs worth Rs. 1,500 chiefly in Gur laspur, 33 squares of land on the Chenab canal and about 800 ghumaons in Amritsar. Sir Arur Singh furnished 700 recruits during the Great War, for which he was awarded two recruiting medals, a gun and a sword. The Recruiting Officer re-marked: -” His total is double that of any other civilian recruitor, and His Excellency the Commander-in-Chief wrote:-” The army is fully aware of the great services rendered by him in the interest of recruiling. I am very grateful to him for the assistance he has offered.” He also raised 3 lakhs of rupees, to which he subscribed 27 thousand from his own pocket, for the War Loan. He collected Rs. 20,000 for the Aeroplane Fund and another Rs. 25,000 for the Imperial Relief Fund, donating at the same time Rs. 1,000 to these from his own pocket. He was died in 1926, his successor was The Hon’ble Lieutenant Sardar Buta Singh Of Naushahra Nagli , O.B.E.

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  • Chiefs and families note in the Punjab (1940)

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