AMĪR SIṄGH, an Akālī or Nihaṅg who was a veteran soldier, joined the band of Bhāī Mahārāj Siṅgh, leading a popular rebellion against the British in 1848-49. When the British deputy commissioner of Jalandhar, Vansittart, raided Mahārāj Siṅgh's camp near Sham Chaurāsī on the night of 28-29 December 1849, Amīr Siṅgh attacked him with an axe but was himself wounded by a pistol shot fired by Vansittart. He died three days later.


    Ahluwalia, M. L. , Bhai Maharaj Singh. Patiala, 1972

M. L. Āhlūwālīā