Khushal Singh Of Singhpuria had two sons, named Budh Singh Singhpura and Sudh Singh, of whom the latter died in the life-time of his father. Budh Singh succeed to the Misal after his father’s death. Sudh Singh’s only daughter was married to Lehna Singh Bhangi.  As the tradition goes Guru Arjan Dev had got manufactured bricks for the sarovar (tank) at Tarn Taran. The government official, Nur-ud-Din,carried away those bricks and used them in building his mansion. The Guru had remarked charultimately these bricks would be used in the construction of the said samar: Budh Singh pulleddown the buildings of Nur-ud-Din and used the bricks for the purpose for which these had beenmanufactured, and in doing so the Singhpuria Sardar spent about one lakh ruppees.”Maharaja Ranjit Singh occupied most of the territories of Budh Singh in the Majha and Doaba andmost of the movable property, including domestic articles and fighting material, lapsed to the LahoreDurbar.In an entry, made in his book in May 1811, Khushwagat Rai, writes that Ranjit Singhintended to occupy Jalandhar. Therefore, Budh Singh was collecting the necessary provisions in thefort of Jalandhar and the adjoining areas and trying to strengthen the same against the designs of theLahore chief.”In October 1811, Ranjit Singh’ forces, under Diwan Mohkam Chand, Fateh Singh Ahluwalia and Jodh Singh Ramgarhia, marched against Sardar Budh Singh of Jalandhar.Theostensible excuse for the expedition against Budh Singh was his persistent refusal to attend on Maharaja Ranjit Singh with a contingent in the field. The Singhpuria chief offered no resistance but fled across theSatluj and took protection under the British. All his estates in the trans-Satluj areas were confiscatedto Lahore. Budh Singh’s possessions near Tarn Taran were captured by the Maharaja’s artlleryofficer, Ghaus Khan,Budh Singh owned the north-western comer of Ambala district, on the bend of Satluj, fromKiratpur to Machiwara. A portion of this territory, the ilga of Bharatgarh, descended to his son,Amar Singh. Budh Singh remained in the cis-Satluj areas under the British asylum till his death in1816.”After dispossessing Budh Singh of Jalandhar Doab Ranjit Singh appointed Fair Noor-ud-Din as its administrator, who served there for four years.”Budh Singh had seven sons. Amar Singh, being the eldest, succeeded to the estate of hisfather. The Misal’s territory had already been reduced considerably, and that too had been sharedbwith his brothers by Amar Singh who gave Ghanoli to Bhupal Singh, Manoli to Gopal Singh, Bangato Lal Singh, Bela to Hardial Singh, Atalgarh to Gurdial Singh and Kandhola to Dyal Singh Heretained only Bharatgarh with him. The death of Amar Singh’s only son, Kirpal Singh, who wasissueless, made him very unhappy. Amar Singh died in 1847, at Sahant Tirath, near Thanesar.”Since Amar Singh died heirless his jagir was divided between the Sardars of Ghanoli andManoli and the share of the Sardari was given to Jai Singh of Manoli who was the elder brother.There arose a dispute between the brothers over the sharing of the jagir: A decision was taken thatin case a Sardar died issueless his widow would get an amount of one thousand rupees forsubsistence and half of his jagir and the movable property would go to the successor and the otherhalf would be divided among the remaining brothers. This practice continued for a long time intheir family.After Jai Singh’s death in 1877, his blind son, Avtar Singh, became his successor. The familyenjoyed a big  estate worth about seventy five thousand rupees annually under the British.”

References :-

  • Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikhs, vol. TV. Delhi, 1982
  • Khushwant Singh, A History of the Sikhs, vol. I, Princeton, 1963.
  • Ahmad Shah Batalia, op. tit., p. 18.
  • Gian Singh, op. tit., p. 270.
  • Khushwaqat Rai, op. tit., pp. 69-70.
  • Khushwaqat Rai, op. tit., p. 70.
  • Lepel Griffin, op. tit, pp. 480-81.
  • Singh, op. tit., II, p. 270; Muhammad Latif, op. tit., (reprint Delhi, 1964), p. 323.
  • Ahmad Shah Batalia, Appendix, op. tit., p. 18, M’Grcgor, op. tit., I, p. 129.
  • Bute Shah, op. tit., IV, p. 5; Gian Singh, op. tit., p. 270.
  • Gian Singh, op. tit., p. 270.
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