BADRĪ NĀTH (d. 1871), son of Paṇḍit Gobind Rām who migrated from Kashmīr to the Punjab at the beginning of the nineteenth century, entered Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's army as a soldier in 1821, rising to the rank of colonel in 1835. He saw plenty of fighting during his service career and took part in the campaigns of Swāt, Peshāwar, Hazārā and Bannū. For long he served on the frontier and was for six years in charge of the forts of Ḍerā Ismā'īl Khān and Ṭoṅk. He was with General Harī Siṅgh Nalvā in 1834 when the Sikhs took Peshāwar from the Bārakzaīs. In 1845, he was stationed in Hazārā with the Kaṭār Mukhī Regiment. In 1846, he accompanied Major Henry Lawrence to Kashmīr where Shaikh Imām ud-Dīn was in revolt, and the next year went with Lieut. Herbert Edwardes to Bannū. He took part in the siege of Multān in 1848. During the uprising of 1857, the Fort of Multān, the magazine and the treasury were entrusted to Badrī Nāth's corps and he was granted Order of British India for his services in suppressing the rebellion. He retired from service in 1861.

        Badrī Nāth died in 1871.


    Griffin, Lepel, and C. F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

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