AMAR SIṄGH MAJĪṬHĪĀ (d. 1848), known as Amar Siṅgh Khurd (junior) to distinguish him from his namesake Amar Siṅgh Kalāṅ (senior) who was also from the village of Majīṭhā, son of Māhṇā Siṅgh (d. 1802), was a jāgīrdār and military commander under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. He was placed in the Ḍerā Khās, a regiment of irregular cavalry composed of the sons of the Sikh nobility. The young Amar Siṅgh distinguished himself in the siege of Multān in 1818 and in the Kashmīr campaign the following year. In 1834, he accompanied the army under Prince Nau Nihāl Siṅgh and General Harī Siṅgh Nalvā to Peshāwar when the province was formally annexed to the Sikh kingdom. He was employed on outpost duty in this campaign and he had many a fierce encounter with the Afghāns. At Shabqadar, he was wounded by a musket-ball in a night attack made by the Afghāns in force, but he rallied his men and drove them back. He fought with distinction in the battle of Jamrūd (30 April 1837). Being a celebrated marksman, he was chosen in 1846 to instruct the young Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh in shooting. In the year following, he left the Punjab on a pilgrimage to Haridvār, and died there in 1848.


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