BIANCHI, an Italian engineer, who arrived at Lahore in Sikh times. According to the Khālsā Darbār pay rolls, he served the Sikh State and was employed in 1835 as a road engineer on a salary of 9 rupees per day. He constructed a road from General Ventura's house to the Fort in Lahore. He was entrusted with the task of building a circular road enclosing the city and the fort of Lahore. However, he could not accomplish the task owing to illness. He proceeded to Italy, but died on the way.