NARAIṆ SIṄGH, a well-to-do Aroṛā Sikh businessman of the village of Bahirāmpurā, near Dīnānagar, in Gurdāspur district, helped Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh (d. 1856) financially on several occasions. He had facility in reciting hymns from the Gurū Granth Sāhib and was widely travelled. He was summoned by Mahārāj Siṅgh to Rāwalpiṇḍī before the battles of Chelīāṅvālā and Gujrāt, and was assigned to procuring grain for the Khālsā army. After the battles, Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh had moved to Jammū region and thence to Sūjovāl, near Baṭālā. At the latter place a plan was made to abduct the young Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh before the British removed him from the Punjab. Naraiṇ Siṅgh provided finance for the party entrusted with the execution of the plan (which, however, leaked prematurely and failed). He also financed the trip of Mahārāj Siṅgh's emissaries to Bhāī Kishan Siṅgh and Bhāī Nihāl Siṅgh in the North-West Frontier Province. Later at Kandolā, in Jalandhar district, he helped Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh with funds to carry on with his campaign.


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  2. Ahluwalia, M.L., Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972

M. L. Āhlūwālīā