BENET, a Frenchman, was one of the European physicians at the court of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. He arrived at Lahore in 1838, and was given employment as a personal physician to the Mahārājā and surgeon-general to the Khālsā army on a monthly salary of Rs 1, 000. After the Mahārājā's death, Benet left Lahore. He shifted to Ludhiāṇā and started practice as a physician. He had some trouble with the British there and was forced to return to his native France.