AJMER CHAND, ruler of Kahlūr (Bilāspur), one of the princely states in the Śivāliks. He succeeded his father, Rājā Bhīm Chand, who had retired in his favour. Bhim Chand had led battles against Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, and his son, Ajmer Chand, continued the hostility. He formed a league of the hill chieftains and solicited help from Emperor Auraṅgzīb in order to evict Gurū Gobind Siṅgh from Anandpur which fell within his territory. Their attacks upon Anandpur in 1700 and 1703 proved abortive, but Gurū Gobind Siṅgh had to evacuate the citadel in 1705 under pressure of a prolonged siege. Ajmer Chand joined the imperial troops in their pursuit of the Gurū up to Chamkaur.

        Ajmer Chand died in 1738.


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K. S. Thāpar