IMĀM SHĀH (d. 1846), who rose to be a colonel in Raṇjīt Siṅgh's army entered the service of Jodh Siṅgh of Wazīrābād in 1809 as an artillery Jamādār. He was of Persian descent and a grandson of Qamar ud-Dīn, an officer in the army of Nādir Shāh. In 1810, on the death of Jodh Siṅgh, Imām Shāh joined service under Raṇjīt Siṅgh. Imām Shāh took part in various expeditions undertaken by the Mahārājā. He was killed in action on 10 February 1846 at Sabhrāoṅ during the first Anglo-Sikh war. His son, Muhammad Shāh, a commandant in Sikh artillery, also took part in the battle along with his father.


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