AMAR SIṄGH MAJĪṬHĪĀ, soldier and administrator in Sikh times, called Amar Siṅgh Kalāṅ (senior) to distinguish him from his namesake Amar Siṅgh Khurd (junior) who was also from the village of Majīṭhā, was the son of Dargāhā Siṅgh Majīṭhīā. He took part in many an early campaign under Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. When Dīwān Rām Diāl was killed in Hazārā in 1820, Amar Siṅgh was appointed governor of that country. While engaged in curbing the activities of the turbulent and unruly Afghān tribes, he was killed treacherously in an ambush. Amar Siṅgh was a fine bowman and the local tribesmen still point to a large tree pierced through and through by an arrow which, they say, came from the bow of Amar Siṅgh.


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B. J. Hasrat