NAND GOPĀL , son of Kanhaiyā Lāl, joined the service of the Sikh government as a munshī (clerk) in 1840. His grandfather and father had also served under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. Nand Gopāl worked as kotwāl under the British, then tahsīldār and afterwards as Inspector of Police in 1861. Later on he worked as Ist class Deputy Inspector of Police at Delhi.
G. S. Nayyar