Sardar Jawand Singh Of Mokal (d. 1840), soldier and courtier of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Of Lahore. His father, Sardar Thakur Singh Of Mokal , held a minor command. Javand Singh joined the Lahore army as a trooper. He was placed under Diwan Muhkam Chand and took part in the battle fought near Attock, in July 1813. The same year he fought in the battle of Haidru in which the Sikhs worsted the Wazir of Kabul, Fateh Khan. For his gallantry in the battle he was assigned a Jagir Worth Rs 30,000 annually in Gujrat district. He also took part in the expeditions of Multan (1818) and Kashmir (1819). His fortune rose quickly, and he became a “Sardar” and companion of the Maharaja.

Jawand Singh, along with his troops, was in the entourage of the Maharaja at the Ropar meeting in 1831. His sons, Bela Singh and Gurmukh Singh, inherited the Jagir. The former, with 200 horse, took part in the first Anglo-Sikh war. He was wounded at Sabhraori and washed away in the River Sutlej. Bela Singh’s son, Surjan Singh, fought in the second Anglo-Sikh war. His Jagir was Confiscated by the British.


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