Chuadhary Dasaundha Singh was succeeded by his brother, Sangat Singh Of Nishanwalia. He was still more chivalrous and brave Gill Jat as compared to his brother. Accompanied by his men, he attacked Sirhind for the second time. He built a brick wall around the town of Ambala, his capital, to provide it protection against robbers. This town did not have sufficient water of good quality. Sangat Singh chose to leave Ambala for want of drinkable water and also the climate of this place did not suit him. He, therefore, shifted to Singhanwala. He handed over the possession of Ambala to bis brother-in-law (wife’s brother), Dhian Singh, who appointed Gurbakhsh Singh and Lai Singh as the thanedars of Ambala and the adjoining possessions. Dhian Singh went to Singhanwala. Sangat Singh died soon after and Dhian Singh paid no attention to Ambala and the other possessions there. When he returned to Ambala he found Gurbakhsh Singh and Lai Singh to have become independent there. Jai Singh, resident of Kairon, and Kaur Singh of DhandKasel of the pargana of Tarn Taran, were Gurbakhsh Singh’s close associates. They had taken pahul at the hands of Diwan Darbara Singh. 5 The number of troops under Sangat Singh was 12,000.

Sangat Singh did not live a long life. He died in 1774, due to a natural death, while on a march in the hills, after ruling his territories for a few years.

References :-

  • Gian Singh, op. tit., p. 272.
  • Prinsep, Origin of Sikh Power and Political Life ofRanjeet Singh, Calcutta, 1834, p. 31; Muhammad Latif, History of the Panjab, Calcutta, 1891, p. 322; Gian Singh, op. tit., p. 272; cf, ‘Kanaihya Lai’, Tarikh-i-Punjab, Lahore, 1877, p.
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