CHIRĀGH DĪN, FAQĪR (d. 1851), son of Faqīr Azīz ud-Dīn, foreign minister to Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh, was governor of Jasroṭā, a small principality in the Śivālik hills, and was shortly afterwards placed in attendance on Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh. In 1842, he succeeded his brother, Shāh Dīn, as the Sikh ruler's envoy (vakīl) at Fīrozpur and continued in the same position with the Council of Regency formed after the first Anglo-Sikh war under the treaty of Lahore of 16 December 1846. Chirāgh Dīn had five sons, the eldest of whom, Sirāj ud-Dīn, became the chief minister at Bahāwalpur where he met with a tragic end.

        Chīrāgh Dīn died at Lahore in 1851.


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