JAWĀHAR SIṄGH RANDHĀVĀ, son of Prem Siṅgh, a soldier in the army of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh, belonged to the Randhāvā family of the village of Khuṇḍā in Gurdāspur district, who had once been with the Kanhaiyā misl, but a major portion of whose territory had been confiscated by the Mahārājā. Prem Siṅgh had to seek a place under a relation, Desā Siṅgh Majīṭhīā, with ten sovārs or horsemen, in which capacity he continued to serve Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh until his death in November 1824.
Jawāhar Siṅgh joined the service of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh in 1836 along with his brother Jaimal Siṅgh. He proceeded to Peshāwar with Lahiṇā Siṅgh when the latter marched out to relieve the Sikh army after the battle of Jamrūd in April 1837. Jawāhar Siṅgh also served under Lahiṇā Siṅgh in the hill country of Maṇḍī. The Khuṇḍā sardārs remained the hereditary jagīrdārs of the Majīṭhīā sardārs until the annexation of the Punjab in 1849.
Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā