BRIJ RĀJ (d. 1833), a learned Paṇḍit came to settle in Lahore in the latter half of the eighteenth century, was appointed by Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh to the position of rājpurohit, or royal priest, which office he held till his death in 1833. The Mahārājā and the court sardārs used to consult him on astrological matters. Paṇḍit Brij Rāj also held appointment as almoner in the Dharamarath department of Sarkār Khālsā. He had the village of Qilā Gujjar Siṅgh given him in jāgīr by the Mahārājā.


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B. J. Hasrat