GULĀB SIṄGH PAHUVIṆḌĪĀ (d. 1854), a general in the Sikh army, was the son of Karam Siṅgh, who along with his three brothers had taken possession of the country between the rivers Satluj and Beās in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Karam Siṅgh's brothers dying heirless, the estate passed on to his only son Gulāb Siṅgh. When in 1806 Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh took possession of the Doāb, Gulāb Siṅgh entered his service as an adjutant, soon becoming commandant. After the capture of Multān in 1818, he was promoted colonel and in this rank he took part in various actions that took place against the Afghāns in the Peshāwar valley. In 1826, he was given command of 3 infantry and 2 cavalry regiments with a troop of artillery. In 1839, he was promoted to the rank of general and in 1847 appointed governor of Peshāwar. During the second Anglo-Sikh war, General Gulāb Siṅgh and his son, Colonel Ālā Siṅgh, were kept under restraint by the Sikh troops for their sympathy with the British. After the annexation of the Punjab, the British rewarded him confirming him in his jāgīrs worth 17,500 rupees.

        General Gulāb Siṅgh died in 1854.


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Gulcharan Siṅgh