DAULAT RĀI, DĪWĀN, a civil administrator in Sikh times, was the son of Dīwān Lakkhī Mall, governor of Ḍerā Ismā'il Khān and Bannū. In 1844, Dīwān Lakkhī Mall died and Daulat Rāi was allowed to succeed him in his office by Wazīr Hīrā Siṅgh on payment of a nazarānā or tribute of 50, 000 rupees. He also became the governor of Ṭoṅk wrested from Fateh Khān Ṭiwāṇā by Dīwān Lakkhī Mall a few months before his death. On the death of Wazīr Hīrā Siṅgh, Jawāhar Siṅgh became the prime minister. Fateh Khān Ṭiwāṇā, who was Jawāhar Siṅgh's supporter, was appointed governor of Ḍerā Ismā'il Khān and Bannū in place of Dīwān Daulat Rāi, but he earned unpopularity for his harsh treatment of the local zamīndārs. Dīwān Daulat Rāi was recalled as governor only to be removed soon afterwards by Sir Henry Lawrence, the British Resident at Lahore after the first Anglo-Sikh war (1845-46).


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G. S. Chhābṛā