BĀGH SIṄGH VIRK (d. 1806), a feudatory chief under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. His father Lāl Siṅgh, who had migrated from Jammū, held sway in the tract between Sheikhūpurā and Mirālivālā as the Sikh sardārs started acquiring territory in the Punjab in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was considered an influential chief in the vicinity of Lahore when Raṇjīt Siṅgh occupied the city in 1799. He accepted the Mahārājā's sovereignty and was appointed to command a unit of the army with a grant of jāgīr amounting to one and a half lakh of rupees, consisting of eighty-four villages, in the neighbourhood of Kaṛiāl Kalāṅ and Bāgh Siṅgh died in 1806, his son, Jodh Siṅgh, succeeding him in the command he held. Jodh Siṅgh took part in several of Raṇjīt Siṅgh's military campaigns and was killed in action in Kashmīr in 1814.
G. S. Nayyar