BISHAN SIṄGH (d. 1868) was like his father, Sultān Siṅgh, in the Ghoṛchaṛhā regiment of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh. In Mahārājā Sher Siṅgh's time, he was placed in charge of the artillery park at Lahore. After the annexation of the Punjab by the British, Bishan Siṅgh joined the 2nd Punjab Irregular Cavalry raised in 1849, and received the rank of Risāldār. During the uprising of 1857, he marched to Delhi with a squadron commanded by Sir Dighton Macnaghten Probyn and served his new masters with distinction. General Probyn writes of him : "He must have been in fifty fights; a braver man I never saw. He knew not what fear was, and delighted in danger. He was conspicuous for his gallantry on many occasions. " For his services, Bishan Siṅgh received the Order of Merit and was shortly afterwards appointed Risāldār-Major of his regiment.

        Bishan Siṅgh died in 1868.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, 'Umdāt-ut-Twārīkh. Lahore, 1885-89
  2. Griffin, Lepel, and C. F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā