DHANPAT RĀI, DĪWĀN (d. 1831), son of Rām Kumār, served Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh in various capacities. His grandfather Guṭū Mall, who belonged to Shāhpur district, was employed as dīwān to the Bhaṅgī sardārs, Gujjar Siṅgh and Sāhib Siṅgh, regulating the civil affairs of a large tract of land under those chiefs. Dhanpat Rāi's father, Rām Kumār, succeeded Guṭū Mall and held the office until 1810 when Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh occupied Sāhib Siṅgh's estates. Rām Kumār obtained places for Dhanpat Rāi and his other two sons in the Sikh government. Dhanpat Rāi was granted jāgīrs at Majīṭhā and Jagdeo which in the year 1814 were exchanged for the territory of Sodhrā belonging previously to Sāhib Siṅgh. Dhanpat Rāi was handed over the charge of the Mājhā area. He was afterwards appointed commander of Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh's force which post he held for more than a year. He rendered good service with his contingent at Multān, Mānkerā, and Kashmīr and his jāgīrs were enhanced after each of these campaigns.

        Dhanpat Rāi died in 1831.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, 'Umdāt-ut -Twārīkh. Lahore 1885-89
  2. Griffin, Lepel and C. F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

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