HAQĪQAT SIṄGH KANHAIYĀ (d. 1782), son of Baghel Siṅgh, a Siddhū Jaṭṭ, hailed from the village of Julkā, near Kāhnā in Lahore district, the birthplace of Jai Siṅgh Kanhaiyā. Haqīqat Siṅgh was in the service of Nawāb Kapūr Siṅgh, on whose death he emerged as an independent chief and finally a leader of one section of the Kanhaiyā chiefship, occupying Kalānaur, Kāhngaṛh, Adālatgaṛh, Paṭhankoṭ and many other villages. He was a rival of Jai Siṅgh Kanhaiyā, yet at the same time his friend and associate in many expeditions. In 1760, Haqīqat Siṅgh destroyed Chūṛīāṅvālā and founded another village instead, named Saṅgatpurā and also the fort of Fatehgaṛh. In 1773, Jammū became a tributary of Haqīqat Siṅgh.

        Haqīqat Siṅgh died in 1782 and his only son Jaimal Siṅgh, aged eleven years, succeeded him to his estates. Haqīqat Siṅgh's granddaughter, Chand Kaur, was married to Prince Khaṛak Siṅgh, eldest son of Mahārājā Raṇjīt Siṅgh.


  1. Griffin, Lepel, and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909
  2. Gupta, Hari Ram, History of the Sikhs, vol. IV. Delhi, 1982
  3. Gaṇḍā Siṅgh, Sardār Jassā Siṅgh Āhlūvālīā, Patiala 1969.

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