GULĀB SIṄGH (d. 1844), commandant in the Sikh army, nicknamed Calcuttīā for having visited Calcutta in 1834 as head of the escort of a Lahore mission led by Gujjar Siṅgh Majīṭhīā to the British Governor-General. After Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh's death, he supported the Ḍogrā faction against the Sandhāṅvālīā collaterals of the Mahārājā. In May 1844, Gulāb Siṅgh was sent to the ḍerā of Bābā Bīr Siṅgh of Nauraṅgābād, where Atar Siṅgh Sandhāṅvālīā, a rival of the Ḍogrās, had taken shelter, with a view to inducing the Sandhāṅvālīā Sardār to surrender. While the negotiations were on, the troops accompanying Gulāb Siṅgh started firing on the ḍerā and, in the confusion that followed, Gulāb Siṅgh was shot dead by Atar Siṅgh.


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Gulcharan Siṅgh