HĪRĀ SIṄGH KALĀL, of Pasrūr in Siālkoṭ district, went in company with Ṭhākur Siṅgh Sandhāṅvālīā travelling to England in 1884 to meet Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh. On his return to India, he is said to have acted as an intermediary between the Rājā of Kashmīr, Bābā Khem Siṅgh Bedī and Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh. In November 1885, the Mahārājā wrote to him to engage 20 servants for him and bring them to Bombay. In April 1886, Hīrā Siṅgh received a telegram from Duleep Siṅgh intimating that the latter had started from England. Hīrā Siṅgh engaged a batch of servants and took them to Bombay. On receiving the news of the Mahārājā's detention at Aden, he returned to the Punjab, the Mahārājā's bankers at Bombay defraying the travel expenses.


    Ganda Singh, ed., History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence) . Patiala, 1972

K. S. Thāpar