SHAṄKĀR NĀTH, DĪWĀN (1805-1876) , born at Delhi in 1805, was brought to Lahore in 1820 by his father Paṇḍit Harī Rām, an employee of the Lahore kingdom. Shaṅkār Nāth was placed in the treasury office of Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh and was afterwards transferred to the central record office where he remained until annexation of the Punjab in 1849. During the time of the residency from 1846 to 1849, he worked mainly with the British officers. Shaṅkār Nāth was appointed honorary magistrate of Lahore in 1862. He possessed great knowledge of Hindu law and his opinion was sought by the British magistrates of Lahore. He was created a Dīwān in January 1865. He died at Lahore in 1876.
Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā