DĪVĀN SIṄGH RĀMGAṚHĪĀ (d. 1834), soldier and jāgīrdār in Sikh times, was son of Tārā Siṅgh (d. 1759) and nephew of Jassā Siṅgh (d. 1800), the famous Rāmgaṛhīā Sardār. As a young man he built for himself a fort near Qādīāṅ and named it Ṭhākargaṛh. With a garrison of 1400 horsemen, he fixed his residence in it. When on the death in 1816 of his cousin, Jodh Siṅgh, there was a dispute about the family estate and Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh tried to intervene, he fled to Paṭiālā. He met with a friendly reception there, but was forced to leave the city. Eventually, he submitted to Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh and was granted a handsome jāgīr. He was sent in command of about 1, 000 men to Bārāmūlā cantonment in Kashmīr, a difficult hill post on the road to Srīnagar. He remained on duty in Bārāmūlā cantonment until he died in 1834.


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Jatī Rām Gupta