PREM SIṄGH, commandant in the Sikh forces demobilized after the first Anglo-Sikh war, joined Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh (d.1856) in a bid to raise the standard of revolt against the British. 'after Sikhs' defeat in the second Anglo-Sikh war early in 1849, the along with Mahārāj Siṅgh escaped to Jammū from where they shifted to Sūhīvāl, near Baṭālā, sometime in July/August 1849.Here it was planned to get Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh released from the British who, it was rumoured, were soon going to take him out of the Punjab. Prem Siṅgh was one of a group of 20 men chosen to carry out the plan, which however aborted. Prem Siṅgh along with most of his companions was arrested.
M. L. Āhlūwālīā