ARJAN SIṄGH CHĀHAL, SARDĀR BAHĀDUR (1839-1908), was only seven when his father, Javālā Siṅgh, died in 1846 in the prime of his life. Arjan Siṅgh belonged to the village of Chāhal in Amritsar district. He held large jāgīrs in Tarn Tāran tahsīl and in Lyallpur district. He was an honorary magistrate and civil judge, an assistant collector and sub-registrar of his district, president of the Local Board of Tarn Tāran, a Fellow of the Pañjāb University, and a member of the Aitchison College Committee.

        He received the title of Sardār Bahādur in 1894 and was made a Companion of the Indian Empire in 1906. He was manager of the Darbār Sāhib, Amritsar, for over seven years until he resigned in 1896. He was appointed president of the 11-member lighting committee set up in 1896 for the installation of electricity in the Golden Temple.

        Arjan Siṅgh died in January 1908 at the age of 69.


  1. Griffin, Lepel, and C. F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  2. Harbans Singh, The Heritage of the Sikhs. Delhi, 1983

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā