BACHITTAR SIṄGH MALVAĪ (d. 1840), eldest son of Dhannā Siṅgh Malvaī, joined the army of Raṇjīt Siṅgh about 1827, and served first at Bahāwalpur. When Peshāwar was occupied by the Sikhs in 1834, Bachittar Siṅgh was sent to Shabqadar, where a new cantonment had been laid out and a fort built by Chatar Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā. He was still there when, in April 1837, the Afghān army attacked the post and the fort of Jamrūd. In January 1839, Bachittar Siṅgh accompanied the Sikh forces escorting Shāhzādā Taimūr, son of Shāh Shujā', to Peshāwar. He died in 1840.


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