DEVĪNDER SIṄGH, RĀJĀ (1822-1865), was born on 5 September 1822, the son of Rājā Jasvant Siṅgh of Nābhā. He ascended the throne of Nābhā on 5 October 1840 at the age of eighteen. During the first Anglo-Sikh war of 1845-46, Devinder Siṅgh whose sympathy was with the Lahore Darbār did not help the British for which reason nearly a quarter of his possessions were confiscated and he was removed from his state and sent to Mathurā. He was granted an annual pension of Rs 50, 000, and in his place his minor son, Bharpūr Siṅgh, was installed on the gaddī. In December 1855, Rājā Devinder Siṅgh was shifted to Mahārājā Khaṛak Siṅgh's mansion in Lahore where he died ten years later, in November 1865.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā