NĀHAR SIṄGH (d. 1866), son of Surjan Siṅgh, joined Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's service in 1803. He accompanied him on his Piṇḍī Bhaṭṭīāṅ campaign, and later took part in the expedition against the Bhaṅgīs and in the attack on the fort of Kallar, which was defended by Jodh Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā. In 1804, he went in action with the Mahārājā against Rājā Saṅsār Chand Kaṭoch, who had tried to occupy a portion of the Jalandhar Doāb, and defeated him near Hoshiārpur. Thereafter he joined the expedition against Hāfiz Ahmad Khān of Jhaṅg resulting in the imprisonment of that chief. He served in the first unsuccessful campaign of Multān and then in both the Kashmīr expeditions under Dīwān Rām Diāl in the ḍerā of Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh. He received a jāgīr of rupees fourteen thousand at Sāmbā in the Jammū region. He fought in the battle of Ṭerī in 1823 and served under the command of Harī Siṅgh Nalvā, and participated in the fighting against the Mazārīs of Miṭhankoṭ in 1835-36 under Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh. Nāhar Siṅgh was treated with great consideration and favour by Prime Minister Jawāhar Siṅgh. He received an elephant as a present and, on being appointed commander of the Mūlrājīā regiment, he was deputed against the insurgents who had ravaged the country in the neighbourhood of Gujrāt and had looted the shrine of Ker Sāhib, a place of sanctity for the Sikhs. During the first Anglo-Sikh war (1845-46) Nāhar Siṅgh had served under Raṇjodh Siṅgh Majīṭhīā.

         Nāhar Siṅgh died in 1866.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl 'Umdāt ut-Twārīkh. Lahore, 1885-89
  2. Griffin, Lepel, The Punjab Chiefs. Lahore, 1890

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