HAMĪR SIṄGH, RĀJĀ (d. 1783), founder of the Sikh state of Nābhā, was the son of Sūrtīā Siṅgh, a descendant of Bābā Phūl through his elder son, Tilok Siṅgh (d. 1687). Hamīr Siṅgh added considerably to the estates of Kapūrgaṛh and Saṅgrūr he had inherited from his grandfather, Gurdit Siṅgh. He founded the town of Nābhā and made it his capital in 1755. In 1764, he joined the Dal Khālsā in the conquest of Sirhind and received the parganah of Amloh as his share of the spoil. He then declared his independence, exercising the right of coining money.

         Rājā Hamīr Siṅgh died in December 1783 at Nābhā, and was succeeded by his eight year-old son, Jasvant Siṅgh.


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Sardār Siṅgh Bhāṭīā