BUḌḌHĀ SIṄGH, BHĀĪ (d. 1774), a Brāṛ Jaṭṭ who had seen the stirring days of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh, took part in January 1764 in the joint attack of Sikh sardārs upon Sirhind. The town was seized from the Afghān governor, Zain Khān, who was killed in the action. Since none of the participating sardārs was willing to accept possession of the town of Sirhind accurst from its association with the execution of Gurū Gobind Siṅgh's two younger sons, it was assigned to Buḍḍhā Siṅgh by a unanimous vote. Along with the lands of Sirhind, Buddhā Siṅgh got a camel-swivel and 150 matchlocks. Sirhind was, however, later purchased from him by Bābā Ālā Siṅgh of Paṭiālā. Returning to his headquarters at Jhumbā, in Muktsar tahsīl, Buḍḍhā Siṅgh took possession of 28 villages around Abohar. After a fighting career lasting many years, Bhāī Buḍḍhā Siṅgh died in 1774 at Kaithal where his collateral, Bhāī Desū Siṅgh, had established his authority in 1767.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā