Sardar Rai Singh Of Karorsinghia (d. 1809), one of the leaders of the Karorsinghia misl, was the son of Maheb Singh of Mirankot in Amritsar district, the avenger of the sacrilege perpetrated by Masse Khan, the Muslim chieftain, who had occupied the holy Harimandir and converted it into a place of revelry. Rai Singh was nursed back to health by the village elder, NatthaKhaihra, when he as a small child was grievously wounded and left as dead by an imperial force that had come in search of his father. As Rai Singh grew up, he joined the jatha of Sardar Shiam Singh of Narli Estate”, a commander of the Karorsinghias, who gave him his daughter in marriage. At the conquest of Sirhind by the Sikhs in January 1764, Rai Singh occupied a number of villages in Samrala tehsil of Ludhiana district. Rai Singh built a mud fort at Mirankot where he lived until his death in 1809. His son Ratan Singh Bharigu, is the author of the famed Panth Prakash, which delineates in verse the history of the Sikhs during, that stirring period.


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  • Gandhi, Surjit Singh , Struggle of the Sikhs for Sovereignty. Delhi, 1980
  • Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikhs, vol. IV. Delhi, 1978
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